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National Honours for 12 Jamaican musicians

National Honours for 12 Jamaican musicians

National Honours for 12 Jamaican musicians

By Xavier Simacourbe on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Comment

Shaggy, Sir Coxsone, Count Prince, Duke Reid, Burning Spear but also Luciano were honoured this 15th October 2007

No less than 12 reggae artists were recognized with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander or Officer by the Jamaican Government. The Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards, held at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Kingston, Jamaica.

While Richard 'Shaggy' Burrell was honoured for his contribution to the music industry, Clement Seymour 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd was honoured posthumously for his service to the Jamaican music industry, like Arthur Stanley 'Duke' Reid.

Jepther 'Luciano' Washington McLymont was honoured for his contribution to reggae music, Ewart 'U-Roy' Beckford and Winston 'Burning Spear' Rodney were recognized for their contribution to the development of Jamaican music and culture.

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