Toots Hibbert, Jimmy Cliff Get Nods For Jamaica Music Experience Awards

Honks Hibbert and Jimmy Cliff among the top honorees for the impending Jamaica Music Experience Awards (J.A.M.E.).

Incredible Jamaican artists James Chambers, prevalently known as Jimmy Cliff, as well as Lloyd “Judge Diamond” Ferguson of The Mighty Diamonds and Toots and the Maytals’ chief, Frederick “Honks” Hibbert, are a portion of the extraordinary names on the rundown to be regarded at the yearly J.A.M.E. furthermore, True Tribute Awards set for September 10, at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Garden City, Long Island, New York, and will be introduced by the True Tribute Organization (TTO), established by popular performer LeRoy Graham Jr.

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The occasion is a particular affirmation of people who have essentially influenced the music business and have assisted with propagating the uniqueness of Jamaican culture. It is intended to feature the accomplishments of Jamaicans, at various times, who have spearheaded Jamaica’s melodic resourcefulness and social legacy to the remainder of the world.

Also, the occasion raises assets and mindfulness for a few instructive ventures in Jamaica and the United States, coordinated by the True Tribute Organization Foundation.

Jimmy Cliff and Lloyd Ferguson were not by any means the only Jamaican performers designated in the amusement classification. Different artistes like Derrick Morgan and Johnny Osborne, and Beverly Kelso, of the first Wailers, and Doreen Schafer, a progressive female singer with the Skatalites, have additionally been designated in a similar class.

The praiseworthy roll for the Organization Leadership Award this year incorporates Faye and Karl Rodney, who are the originators and editors of Carib News, Michael R. Duncan, leader of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and Africa Communities League (UNIA-ACL) and Lesleyann Samuel, leader of the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA), USA, Inc.

Graham gave an outline of the occasion’s significance, demonstrating that it is so fundamental to keep up with and save the way of life of the island.

“Our debut show occurred in 2018,” he said. “Notwithstanding, because of the COVID pandemic we have been not able to have the occasion for the beyond couple of years. Thus, we are naming the current year’s occasion the second yearly show despite the fact that, as a matter of fact, quite a while have passed starting from the first.”


He proceeded, “Our order is to recognize, protect and proceed with the accomplishments of Jamaican fundamental performers and trailblazers, who genuinely exemplify Jamaica’s rich music and social inheritances. These people have displayed an unstoppable soul and mettle to defeat huge snags in quest for supportable advancement and have emphatically affected society through their devotion, character and standards during their lives,” he said.