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FREDDIE McGREGOR IS NOMINATED FOR MAJOR HUMANITARIAN AWARD IN COLOMBIA!

 Freddie McGregor—

REGGAE singer Freddie McGregor has been nominated for the ‘Guachupac de Oro award in Colombia.

The award — presented by the Colombia Negra Foundation — honors people whose actions, creations and effort contribute to the development, promotion and increased knowledge about Afro-Colombian, Afro-American and African culture.

Olivia Grange, minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, said the singer “truly embodies what the award is all about”.

“Freddie, like many of Jamaica’s entertainers, continues to be purveyors of positivemusic that uplifts and brings people of all races together. The ministry is proud to support his nomination and delighted to provide funding to enable him and his band to participate in this event,” she said.

Olivia "Babsy" Grange

Olivia “Babsy” Grange

McGregor and his ‘Big Ship’ Band will be representing Jamaica at two shows, September 22 and 24, in Bogota as a part of the International Black Expression Encounter 2016, for Peace without Racism. Funding was made available through the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) which designated Kingston as a ‘City of Music’ in December 2015.

The event is dedicated to commemorate the International Decade for People of African Descent.

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