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Morgan Heritage calls for end to racism & injustice

- during emotive reggae culture concert @ East End Festival
Peetah Morgan of culture reggae band Morgan Heritage. Photo: VINO
The band delivering their hits. Photo: VINO
The band delivering their hits. Photo: VINO
The lone female member of the band. Photo: VINO
The lone female member of the band. Photo: VINO
Another of the artists in the band. Photo: VINO
Another of the artists in the band. Photo: VINO
Belting out pure cultural vibes for the people. Photo: VINO
Belting out pure cultural vibes for the people. Photo: VINO
Peetah Morgan appealed for an end to racism and injustice. Photo: VINO
Peetah Morgan appealed for an end to racism and injustice. Photo: VINO
EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Reggae culture group Morgan Heritage injected a dose of higher heights into the East End/Long Look Emancipation celebrations with an electrifying concert at the Yvette Penn Festival Village in the early hours of August 4, 2015.

And in addition to providing musical entertainment, the band known for their conscious lyrics and vibes also called for an end to racism.

The group got the crowd going with a first number and then their popular hit 'You don't have to Dread to be Rasta'.

Next they did 'Do you see Anything to Smile bout?', a narrative of how a foreigner perceived Jamaica and his quick education as to the harsh realities on the ground. The group also did a cover of 'I am not afraid'.

At this point in the performance, the lead singer of the group Peetah Morgan declared it is not about race and colour but good against evil and called on the audience to shun racism and other forms of injustices.

Setting the mood, he then led the band into another well-loved hit, 'A Man is Still a Man' (whether he wear[s] jacket and tie or him walk barefoot), which spoke about equality among everyone whether rich or poor.

Then came the hits 'Them Can't Get We Out' and 'What We Need is Love'. The band also performed a powerful rendition of the late Garnett Silk’s 'The Lord is My Shepherd' and a cover of Capleton’s 'Jah Jah City'. Next came one of their most loved hits, the meditative, 'I'll be down by the River', which can be interpreted to mean the transition from one life into the next.

It was clear that the performance of the group, which has been around for the last 21 years, aims to unite through the powerful and inspirational words of their music.

During their performance, the band paid tribute to the foundation artists in reggae music whom have since crossed over the River Styx. They include Robert Nesta Marley, Jacob Miller, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Garnet Silk, Gregory Isaacs and others.

6 Responses to “Morgan Heritage calls for end to racism & injustice”

  • ... (05/08/2015, 10:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good message yall
  • long look me come from (05/08/2015, 10:35) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    EAST END NICE THIS YEAR
  • Eagle Eye (06/08/2015, 07:15) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    dont bring them back if gramps not coming.boring show
  • rastaman (06/08/2015, 19:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why aren't our local artist also photographed and an article written about their performances Final faze was a wicked on stage that same night
    • Lily Ann (09/08/2015, 17:05) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Because they sing other people songs... those songs "messages" are already established !!!
      • VI SO NICE (11/08/2015, 10:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Everybody does covers! Lack of support for our own is rampant in the BVI. Perhaps if the Final Faze Band performed vulgar, wine and bend down,you and others would be more complementary.


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