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             (left to right: Peetah Morgan, Gramps Morgan and Lukes Morgan accepting the Grammy Award  Photo: APF PHOTO/ROBYN BECK)

"Words are not enough as we sit here representing reggae music among the best talent in music...Thank you to all our fans and team that played a part of Strictly Roots album! We Won...Yes Rasta".
Morgan Heritage on winning the Grammy

And the Grammy goes to Morgan Heritage for Strictly Roots!

Yes, rasta! Congratulations to Morgan Heritage! After 20 years together, "the royal family of reggae" has finally been recognized with their first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for Strictly Roots.
Formed in 1994, the five children of famed reggae artist Denroy Morgan make up this gifted group ~ Peetah Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy "Gramps" Morgan, Nakhamyah "Lukes" Morgan and Memmalatel "Mr. Mojo" Morgan.

After a very busy 2015, that included not only the promotional tour for this project, but also a spot on the line-up of the Marley family's Catch A Fire Tour and Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock Cruise, there has been no slowing down for this multi-talented family of siblings! Not only are they maintaining a busy schedule together as a band, but they also have individual endeavors and families back home. In addition, they have made several tour trips to Africa maintaining a large fan base in Kenya, Nairobi, Uganda and Zimbabwe. This is a long overdue recognition for one of the hardest working bands in the industry. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to see so many live performances in support of this album throughout 2015.   

          (Performing on the Welcome to Jamrock Cruise 2015  Photo: Parker Bartlett)

      (from left to right: Gramps Morgan, Peetah Morgan, Tarrus Riley, Damian Marley and Jemere Morgan performing together in 2015 on the Catch
      a Fire Tour at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.  Photo: Parker Bartlett)

Other nominees in this category included The Cure by Jah Cure (VP Records); Branches of The Same Tree by Rocky Dawuni (Cumbancha Records); Acousticalevy by Barrington Levy (Doctor Dread Presents) and Zion Awake by Luciano (VP Records).

The 58th Grammy Awards took place last night at the Nokia Theater L.A and Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Written by: Parker Bartlett

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