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Portland Champions @IyaraANG For @ReggaeSumfest!


To the people of Portland, Eric Somers, better known as Iyara is more than a Recording Artiste, to them he is a shining symbol that demands respect. Following the release of the much anticipated list of performers for Reggae Sumfest 2016, people are astounded as to why this talented powerhouse did not make the cut. Many Portlanders have sought to understand this plight and have since started a petition to get Iyara to perform at the Music event. So far the petition has over 1,500 signatures pleading with the organizers of the show to give the Artiste a slot to perform. “I have known this young man for many years. He has never given up on his Parish; he has always helped in some way to raise capital for Portland and to put us on the map. If Iyara performs at Sumfest it will be a great day in Portland.” Said one Portlander.

When quizzed about this development, Iyara said he is not surprised that his community has made this move because they have supported him immensely over the years and he has supported them in return. “When you have the support of your community, it is a feeling of greatness and pride. I feel humbled and I know whatever the outcome I will be happy.” Said Iyara. The “Pressure Cooker” Artiste is also looking forward to his performance at Portland Paradise Weekend which will place from November 11-13, 2016. Iyara will also be giving a portion of his performance fee to the Titchfield High School for the development of an English and Language Lab.

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Make The @PeterTosh Memorial Garden A National Historic Landmark!


Recently, the Estate of the late Peter Tosh released a petition in efforts to have the Jamaican Tourist Board and the Government of Jamaica register The Peter Tosh Memorial Garden a National Historic Landmark. The Museum, located in Belmont, Westmoreland, was erected to preserve the life and legacy of the late Musician and original member of The Wailers. The Estate believes that recognizing the Museum as a Historic Landmark will protect it for generations as Tosh was an advocate for the legalization of Marijuana, fought for Equal Rights, and further expanded Jamaica’s Music and Culture.

Peter Tosh was born in Grange Hill, Westmoreland in 1944 and was known as a Musician, Reggae Artist, and Activist. He was a core member of The Wailers along with the late Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer where he received much success before embarking a solo career. He has collaborated with the likes of Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and recorded many great songs including “Stepping Razor“, “Legalize It“, “Johnny B Goode“, and penned songs such as “Get Up, Stand Up” and “400 Years” for The Wailers. Peter Tosh died on September 11, 1987 as a result of a home invasion. He was posthumously awarded the Order Of Merit in October 2012.

The Peter Tosh Memorial Garden petition can be found here.

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