MEET #NAMA2019 JUDGE: MORGAN HERITAGE FROM THE USA / JAMAICA

#NAMA2019 INTERNATIONAL JUDGE: MORGAN HERITAGE (USA / JAMAICA)

Morgan Heritage, formed in 1994, made their first appearance at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica. They were subsequently signed by MCA and released their debut album Miracles the same year. After the release of the Miracles album, the family moved to Denroy’s homeland of Jamaica. Once in Jamaica, Morgan Heritage began working with reggae producers Bobby Dixon and Lloyd James, resulting in the release of their second album. Following the release of their 2001 album More Teachings. Morgan Heritage toured Europe again, and they later returned several times. Also in 2001 they took part in the Vans Warped Tour. Their sixth studio album, Three in One, came out in 2003. They released two DVDs, “Live In London” and “Live Over Europe 2003”, and their seventh studio album Full Circle was released in 2005. Their latest album, Mission In Progress, was released on 15 April 2008. It includes the singles “Faithful” and “Raid Rootz Dance”. After several years during which the members worked on solo projects, the band came together to release the single “The Return” in 2012, and indicated that a new album would be recorded after their 2012 European tour. The album, Here Come the Kings was released by VP Records in June 2013, followed by a tour of Europe. Morgan Heritage have worked with many reggae bands and DJs, including Capleton, Junior Kelly, Luciano, Gentleman and Beres Hammond. The group’s 2015 album Strictly Roots won the Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category in 2016. The band later released the album Avrakedabra, which was nominated for another Grammy in 2018. for the album “Avrakedabra”, and in 2019 received a second Grammy.

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