Freddie McGregor nominated for award in Colombia

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freddie-mcgregor.jpgFreddie McGregor has been nominated for the 'Guachupé de Oro' award in Colombia.

According to a news release from the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport - Minister Olivia Grange extended congratulations to the 'Big Ship' singer who describes as "truly embodies what the award is all about".

The award, which is presented by the Colombia Negra Foundation, honours people whose actions, creations and effort contribute to the development, promotion and increased knowledge about Afro-Colombian, Afro-American and African Culture.

According to Minister Grange, "Freddie, like many of Jamaica's entertainers, continues to be purveyors of positive music that uplifts and brings people of all races together. The ministry is proud to support his nomination and delighted to provide funding to enable him and his band to participate in this event."

McGregor and his 'Big Ship' Band will be representing Jamaica at two shows, September 22nd and 24th, in Bogota, as a part of the International Black Expression Encounter 2016, for Peace without Racism.