Babsy lauds Raging Fyah
The 2017 Grammy nominee reggae band Raging Fyah was recently named Jamaica's Reggae Music Ambassador by the Jamaican Government.
The band, which comprises founding members Pele, Demar, Anthony Watson, Gizmo and Kumar, is reggae's first young band to receive a Grammy nod in many years.
According to band member Anthony Watson, Raging Fyah will continue to carry Jamaica's flag with honour.
"We have said this many times before, and it rings true to who Raging Fyah are. Jamaica is the birthplace of reggae. It is our birthplace. The vibes and the sounds of our beautiful island are what we Raging Fyah carry in our soul to the world," Watson said.
In bestowing the honour on the youthful reggae band, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia 'Babsy' Grange described the band as unique.
"We (the ministry) are proud to be associated with this group of talented musicians. Each member brings their own style to the music, and that is what captivates reggae lovers. As you go on this tour, I want you to represent us well and promote Brand Jamaica through your music," Grange said.
On January 24, Raging Fyah embarked on the '2017 Winter Roots Tour', which saw them breaking ground with California-based award-winning reggae band Tribal Seeds. Both bands performed coast to coast throughout the United States, commencing in Santa Cruz, California, and will conclude the tour on March 10 in Tucson, Arizona.