Morgan Heritage to close 2015 reggae calendar

HARARE - Popular reggae group Morgan Heritage will close this year’s reggae music calendar when they perform at Harare’s City Sports Centre on December 31.

Devine Assignments and Chipaz Promotions who this year jointly promoted the Busy Signal showcase which reported a full house at Glamis Stadium, are partnering once again for this mega end of year reggae concert.

Devine Assignments director Biggie Chinoperekwei said all is set for the big reggae bash. “We are more than ready to receive Morgan Heritage and everything is on course as we are now partnering Chipaz Promotions.

“I can confirm that the concert is there on December 31 in Harare and the City Sports Centre. We will soon be releasing the tickets on the market.”

Chinoperekwei said they were aware of reggae fans’ excitement over the Morgan Heritage concert; hence they will not disappointed the group’s loyal fans.

“We are busy with final logistics, but otherwise all is set for Morgan Heritage,” declared Chinoperekwei.

Morgan Heritage will be supported by dancehall stars that include Winky D, Soul Jah Love, Killer T, Kinnah, Jnr Banton, Hotta fire band, Judgement Yard, Dj Cables, Garry B & Tempoman.

Morgan Heritage band member Mr Mojo, whose real name is Memmalatel Morgan was in Zimbabwe recently to promote the reggae band’s first ever concert in the country.

The Jamaican star reggae band will join a growing list of Jamaican reggae and dancehall performers that have toured Zimbabwe in recent years.

This year alone Zimbabwe hosted Konshens, Charly Black, Busy Signal and Luciano while I-Octane performed to a full house over the weekend.

Morgan Heritage, popularly referred to as the Royal Family of Reggae, is made up of veteran reggae singer Delroy Morgan’s five children: Peter ‘Peetah’ Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan and Mr Mojo.

Morgan Heritage have maintained their status as one of the leading reggae bands since their formation in New York in 1994.

The group is currently touring the US, Europe and Africa to promote their new album; Strictly Roots, which came out in April this year.

With Winky D, Soul Jah Love, Killer T, Kinnah, Jnr Banton, Hotta fire band, Judgement Yard, Dj Cables, Garry B & Tempoman complementing Morgan Heritage, the showcase will sure bring down the 2015 curtains.

When Mr Mojo was in Zimbabwe to promote the December 31 concert, he praised the revolutionalisation of reggae music and in particular the rise of Zimdancehall.

“Nowadays everybody now is doing dancehall; you even have Zimdancehall. That’s how far dancehall has reached.

“People are recreating dancehall in other parts of the world like they have been doing reggae for years. So it’s very encouraging to know that the future of reggae music is in very good hands.”

Mr Mojo said he was impressed with the way local acts are embracing Jamaican musicians but urged them to acknowledge whoever they are imitating.

“The energy in Zimdancehall is high just like in dancehall in Jamaica. That’s a good thing. As long as they pay homage to those they are copying or stealing it from it is cool; there is no problem.”

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