Morgan Heritage postpones Zim tour

HARARE - Reggae group Morgan Heritage has postponed to a later date their maiden concert in Zimbabwe that was set to take place at the City Sports Centre on December 31.

Devine Assignments, the local organiser of the Morgan Heritage tour of Zimbabwe, told the Daily News yesterday that the postponement had been done to make way for a much bigger tour.

“The postponement is mutual because both sides have been overwhelmed by the interest in the concert.

“The City Sports Centre is not big enough to accommodate the potential crowd that is why we are pushing it to a later date.

“We are still negotiating with Morgan Heritage and by the end of the week we hope to announce the new date.

“In fact, the new gig we are planning will be bigger because we intend to include several other top Jamaican music stars,” said Devine Assignments director Biggie Chinoperekwei.

The forthcoming Morgan Heritage tour is part of the growing interest in Zimbabwe by Jamaican reggae and dancehall performers.

This year alone Zimbabwe hosted Konshens, Charly Black, Busy Signal, Luciano and I-Octane.

Morgan Heritage member, Memmalatel “Mr Mojo” Morgan, who came to Zimbabwe last month to arrange the popular reggae tour of this country, told the Daily News then that the interests shown by Jamaican reggae acts into Zimbabwe  is due to Bob Marley’s historic and iconic concert held at Rufaro Stadium on Independence Day on April 18, 1980.

“Zimbabwe means a lot to us as Jamaicans because you embraced one of our biggest ambassadors in Bob Marley when you celebrated your independence,” Mr Mojo told the Daily News.

“It’s a concert that has resonated around the world in the reggae circles. People know of Bob Marley performing in Zimbabwe on Independence Day. It was a legendary performance.

“For us as reggae artistes, Zimbabwe is always a place we wanted to go one day in our career. To see the land that Bob Marley performed in.

“It was a great concert that we saw and the people were just super... high energy, very, very exciting.

“So we are looking  forward to have that bit of energy with the people of Zimbabwe like the great Robert Nesta Marley did 35 years ago,” he said.

The group popularly known 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 has 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.

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slim eddy - 22 December 2015

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