Congressional Award For Reggae Group-CaribWorldNews
CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, N.Y., Fri. October 30th, 2009: Fans of reggae music may know them for songs like `Pass the Kouchie,` and `Deeper Roots.`
And come November 1st this group is set to add congressional honor to their credit. On Sunday, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will present pioneering reggae group, the Mighty Diamonds, with the honor in recognition of their 40 year career in the music business.
The event is set for the fifth annual Reggae Culture Salute celebrations at the Nazareth Regional High School Performance Center, 475 East 57th Street in the heart of East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
`As a Brooklyn native whose roots are firmly planted in my Jamaican heritage…aka Jamerican it is an honor to be able to recognize the Mighty Diamonds,` commented Clarke.
The group, who has long been synonymous with roots reggae music, came to prominence during the 1970`s and has remained a driving force in the evolution of the genre.
`Their melodic sounds have become embedded in Jamaican culture, and their musical success has been celebrated worldwide,` added the congresswoman. `I look forward to honoring these great men and recognizing others who have made an impact on reggae culture at this year`s annual Reggae Culture Salute.`
Sunday`s show is being presented by the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music.
For tickets and information visit www.ticketweb.com or call 718-421-6927 for local outlets.