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 Top: Denroy Morgan
Bottom: Tanto Metro poses with his proclamation in Brooklyn recently.—

Tanto Metro and Devonte were recently honored in New York for their musical contribution.

Last Tuesday, Brooklyn, in New York proclaimed August 22 as Tanto Metro and Devonte Day. The award was presented by Eric L Adams, president of the Borough of Brooklyn at the annual Afro-Caribbean Flavor (Free) Concert.

Tanto Metro took to social media to share news of the recognition while thanking his fans for their continued support.

Tanto Metro & Devonte

Tanto Metro & Devonte


“We were recognised for our contributions to musical culture and for being a pioneering force in the dancehall movement. Thanks again Brooklyn, We Love you,” he said via an Instagram post.

The former Shocking Vibes duo are also known for tracks including Gal Say Woii, Everyone falls in Love, Better Body, and She Gone.

Veteran reggae singer Denroy Morgan was also recognised with the key to the city of Brooklyn for his contribution to art and culture.

“Receiving the key to Brooklyn was an amazing feeling; receiving this honour and sharing the moment with my inner and outer circle family. All I can do is give thanks and praise to Jah Rastafari,” he said.

Denroy Morgan & Morgan Heritage

Denroy Morgan & Morgan Heritage

Denroy Morgan is patriach of Grammy Award-winning reggae group Morgan Heritage, and has been a reggae singer for decades. His offsprings also congratulated their father on the honour.

“Dad received the key to the city of Brooklyn, New York, something long in the making. many years, many obstacles, but God is good. well-deserved honour. such a living legend, we love you, daddy. thank you for all you’ve done for us, the sacrifice and investment,” their Instagram post read.

The Clarendon-born Morgan moved to the United States in the 1960s. He found success in 1981 with the release of his I’ll Do Anything For You album, when the title track became a big R&B and dance hit. His peak period, however, came when he signed with RCA Records in 1984. That deal led to the release of the reggae album Make My Day and marked the first reggae artiste to be signed to RCA Records.

— Simone Morgan-Lindo

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