MIDNIGHT RAVER CONGRATULATES TWO OF THE LIVING LEGENDS OF REGGAE ON THIS ACHIEVEMENT.
I am delighted to see that the Institute of Jamaica has once again recognized two of its most valuable treasures, men who have changed the lives of tens of millions around the world through music. I now look forward to the day that we announce the awarding of ORDERS OF MERIT to LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY, the most towering figure in reggae since BOB MARLEY and one of the finest and most influential producers in the history of music; and EARL “CHINNA” SMITH, guitarist for BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS, THE SOUL SYNDICATE, AGGROVATORS, UPSETTERS, and MELODY MAKERS, as well as a successful record label owner, and inspiration for the INNA DE YARD series.
I would also like to note that one of our own weekly contributors is a recipient of the MUSGRAVE MEDAL as well. Dermot Hussey for his lifelong contributions to media and music.
From the Jamaica Oberserver:
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Eight distinguished Jamaicans were on Wednesday (October 16) awarded Musgrave Medals by the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), in recognition of their outstanding contributions in the literary, scientific and artistic fields.
Leading the list of awardees renowned composer and musician, Reinford Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and Professor Franklin Knight, were awarded Gold Medals for their notable contributions in their respective fields.
Perry has distinguished himself in the field of music as a songwriter, producer and talent scout, working with local and international stars such as Bob Marley and the Wailers, Paul McCartney and Lauren Hill.
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