Morgan Heritage performs at UN's Living Legacy Concert

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Reggae group Morgan Heritage recently performed at the United Nations as part of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

The group participated in the Living Legacy Concert, at the General Assembly Hall of the UN in New York City on Friday, March 25.

With this concert, the band continues their mission of roots reggae music to all ends of the globe and through music.

"The story of the end of the slave trade deserves to be told here in the United Nations," stated UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The purpose of this day is to honour the memory of those who died as a result of slavery as well as those who have been exposed to the horrors of the middle passage and have fought for freedom from enslavement.

In addition, it is a day to discuss the causes, consequences, and lessons of the transatlantic slave trade in order to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice.

In addition to Morgan Heritage, the concert featured other prominent artistes from Africa, the Caribbean and North and South America.

The multi-media programme included slave narratives and a reading by Dr. Julius Garvey from the publications of his father, Marcus Garvey.

 

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