Jamaica Gleaner / Reggae group Morgan Heritage has been booked to perform at the New York Stock Exchange’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on November 30.
Mojo Morgan, a member of the Grammy award-winning team, is mindful that the lighting ceremony is being held against the backdrop of heightened fear in the United States.
“Any opportunity we get to showcase Jamaican culture, bringing a positive message to thousands of people, we’re all for it. In a time where people are afraid to get together in large public gatherings because of fear, anytime we get to say, ‘Hey, this is positive. Let’s come together and share love,’ we’re all for it,” Mojo said.”
Mojo Morgan said the group was happy to be a part of the event as the holiday season for them signifies getting together and sharing with the ones you love.
“The holiday season is all about sharing love with family and friends and strangers … and performing at such an event is an honour. We’re grateful for the opportunity.”
As the sole Jamaican act booked for the massive event, Mojo Morgan said he believes the organisers decided on them based on the number of appearances they’ve made in the city as well as the work they have put in musically.
“We have had a lot of momentum in New York this year. Our father received the key to the city of Brooklyn this year. I would like to believe that they (the organisers of the event) saw the work that we’ve been doing and someone put us on their radar. They obviously thought it was a good fit to have us and in a few weeks we’ll be out there in front of a few thousand people. It’s going to be a reggae Christmas.”