Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Deco Features: Morgan Heritage
If the Marleys are the first family of Reggae music, then Morgan Heritage is a very close second. This group of Miami-based siblings has been bringing Jamaica to the world, for two decades. Deco hung out with two of the guys at VP records in Miramar to get the deets on their latest album.
Brothers Peetah and Gramps told Deco why fans had to wait so long.
PEETAH AND GRAMPS MORGAN: "You know we just took a break spending time with family and friends doing solo projects. Here come the kings is the epitome of Morgan Heritage it's the embodiment of all the growth of the solo projects."
There was never any danger of solo projects putting an end to the family band.
PEETAH AND GRAMPS MORGAN: "Because we say heritage for life and that's real talk that's who we are you know what jah put together no man breaks asunder."
When blood relatives make music, something very special happens.
PEETAH AND GRAMPS MORGAN: "If i start singing something gramps and una just knows what to do around me telepathically we know what each other's thinking we know what we're about to do."
That magical connection is on display every time the band hits the stage.
PEETAH AND GRAMPS MORGAN: "Our biggest attribute is playing live after years of touring you know playing with artists like Lenny Kravitz and Jewel and Macy Gray you know we're right there."
Hip-hop and Latin music may be the official sounds of South Beach but Reggae's found a nice little niche for itself as well.
PEETAH AND GRAMPS MORGAN: "It's strong enough where you know we create we can create here you know there's a lot of us here from Jamaica."
As far as gramps is concerned, the music of Morgan Heritage is good for the body and the soul.
PEETAH AND GRAMPS MORGAN: "Reggae music has laid such a strong foundation you can't deny when it hits you you feel no pain just like the king of reggae said Bob Marley."
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