Reggae Icons Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt honored in NYC


International Reggae Queen Marcia Griffiths and legendary reggae/gospel singer Judy Mowatt, two thirds of the world famous I-Threes group, who provided backing vocals for reggae superstar Bob Marley in the 70's, were honored with the "Reggae Ambassador's Award" in New York by VP Records and Groovin Inc., sponsor and organizer of the fourth annual Groovin In The Park concert respectively.


The awards were presented to the ladies for their supreme artistry, outstanding achievement and contribution to the development and promotion of reggae worldwide.

Tour manager and reggae historian Copeland Forbes was also honored for his contribution to the industry. The awards were presented at the New York launch of Groovin In The Park 2014.

Griffiths, who made the trek from Kingston to attend the presentation, used the opportunity to thank Miss Pat, co-founder of VP Records and event founder Christopher Roberts for considering her for the special award.

"I feel like I am truly blessed as this award is deeper than music. Thank you for allowing me to share this journey. Without you I would not have reached this milestone" she said to thunderous applause.

Judy, who performed with Marley in 1979 at his last concert at Madison Square Garden told the packed house, "Had it not been for God, for his gift and talents that he gave to me, I would not have been here this evening. So it is with heartfelt gratitude, I give thanks."

Griffiths and Mowatt, who collectively have contributed almost 100 years to the development and globalization of reggae music, will join a sizzling musical cast that blends vintage and contemporary hitmakers, at the 2014 Groovin In The Park in Queens on Sunday, June 29th.

Chronixx, John Holt and Bob Andy are among the other confirmed acts scheduled to perform. The one-day festival will also showcase other exciting elements of the island's culture too, such as the mouthwatering cuisine and the exciting island fashion.

Sponsors supporting the celebration this year include Grace Kennedy, TD Bank, SQPA, Nutrament, Western Union, MoneyGram, The Smoke House, The Door Restaurant, Bullzii, Groovin Radio and VP Records.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Comments.

Dancehall and Reggae Music Articles

Copyright Is Very Serious Don't Get Caught

Is Dancehall Music A Promotor of Crime and Violence?

Dancehall_Music_impact_on_Society

Is Corporate Jamaica Against Dancehall Music?

Dancehall Music needs a message

Looking For Something Special? 

In most cases, we have what you are looking for. Just search the entire site using this Google Search bar (below).

Your search results will appear in an overlay window.

Articles You Might Have Missed ......

CLICK HERE FOR MORE RECENTLY ADDED STORIES

What's New?

Recent Articles

  1. Luciano Its Me Again Jah Lyrics

    Sep 20, 17 10:29 AM

    Glory hallelujah.... hollow be thy name..... oh most high God Glory be to the most high God, hollow be thy name King of kings, and Lord of lords, worthy

    Read More

  2. Answer Riddim Released 1980s

    Sep 19, 17 10:48 PM

    Al Campbell - Turn Me Loose Barry Brown - Let Jah Love Flow Dennis Brown -I Can't Stand It Slim Smith - I'll Never Let You Go U.Mikes - Mary Moore

    Read More

  3. Addicted To Your Love Riddim

    Sep 19, 17 10:30 PM

    Dean Fraser - Addicted to Sex John Holt - Woman Of My Dreams Leroy Gibbons - Addicted to Your Love Sanchez - Tell Him I'm Not Home Thriller U - IM Coming

    Read More

  4. A Love I Can Feel Riddim

    Sep 19, 17 10:17 PM

    Tracklisting: Frankie Paul - Giving You The Benefit John Holt - A Love I Can Feel Nana McLean - Eternity Pinchers - When Tony Tuff - First Time I Met

    Read More

  5. 80s Reggae Riddims, The Birth Of Real Reggae Music

    Sep 19, 17 09:44 PM

    80s Reggae Riddims - These beats came out of Jamaica in the 1980s and are still considered to be the best years in Jamaica's music history.

    Read More

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!

Jamaica Sunshine Tours is an authentic Jamaican Tour Company

Jamaicasunshinetours

LIVE RADIO