January 3, 2011 § 5 Comments
Jamaican reggae group Third World once reminisced about a visit to Nigeria in their song Lagos Jump: “Oiay Efusa, said the Oba to me, Rasta Messenger, you are welcome!” That was in 1983. Their compatriots in the group Morgan Heritage may well be doing something similar years from now when they reflect on their first visit to Sierra Leone in 2010. “We feel connected to the land here, and we feel connected to the people,” says Peter Morgan in their interview with Afrofusion TV. After their two shows at the National Stadium in Freetown, Morgan Heritage are headed home, but would love to return in April this year to join in Sierra Leone’s 50th Independence Anniversary events. Needless to say, they are welcome!
Afrofusion would love to say thanks to Morgan Heritage’s manager, and also to technical director Sam Jones for providing us with the video clips from their show at the stadium. There are photos from that event that you can check out in my previous post. Bless…
January 1, 2011 § 4 Comments
Reggae artists from the Caribbean have been finding they have a lot of love waiting for them in Africa. Several artists in the past year have either included African countries in their tour schedules, or have responded to individual countries’ invitations to perform there. Reggae dancehall star Capleton, who is known affectionately as King Shango to his fans, was given royal treatment during his recent stop in Zimbabwe. He is the 11th reggae star to visit Zimbabwe in recent years. In an interview with Zimbo Jam, he admitted that he had not expected that kind of welcome. Throngs of fans were waiting for him, « Read the rest of this entry »
December 28, 2010 § 3 Comments
Roots reggae band Morgan Heritage is the latest in a long list of artists from the Diaspora to play concerts in Africa this year, and for reggae fans in Sierra Leone their performance will cap a 2010 that’s been quite a treat! First it was Akon’s concert earlier in the year. Then superstar Jimmy Cliff shuttled in to do the ECOWAS Peace Pageant; he had barely said “see ya” when Beenie Man hit the stage as part of his own multi-nation tour. And now it seems that fans could not even wait for Morgan Heritage’s scheduled main event at the National Stadium on December 28; a special request was made of them to perform a private show at the « Read the rest of this entry »