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Jamaican music in good hands

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 4:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

While listening to the impressive presentation put on by Sherieta Lewis, Chevaughn Clayton and Ranoy Gordon at the Philip Sherlock Centre at the University of the West Indies, Mona, on March 31, 2016, I came to the conclusion that the future of authentic Jamaican music is in good hands.

We often hear of the great Chronixx, Romain Virgo, Jesse Royal, the EarthKry band and other revivalists of reggae doing great things, as these artistes have made it possible for persons of all ages to truly appreciate the genre.

These underrated performers at Philip Sherlock evoked all sorts of emotions, from Ranoy soothing us with his love stories in song to Chevaughn's very mature and soulful voice, rightfully owning the title as the ladies'favourite singer; and Sherieta was just as amazing. The maturity and sugariness in Sherieta's voice compelled you to listen.

Jamaica has gold, and I'm truly proud.

JOSHAUNA SMALL

joshaunasmall@yahoo.com