Yesterday's celebrations of the anniversary of the birth of The Rght Honourable Marcus Garvey were also marked by the re-release of a song about arguably Jamaica's most important National Hero.
The remastered version of The Ethiopians' A Tribute To A Hero, done by Reggae Release, was officially distributed to radio stations and disc jocks all over the world.
Garvey (August 17, 1887 - June 10, 1940) was a Jamaican publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, orator and a staunch proponent of black nationalism and pan-Africanism movements, to which end he found the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League.
The Ethiopians were a ska, rocksteady, and reggae vocal group, founded by Leonard Dillon (December 9, 1942, Port Antonio, Jamaica - September 28, 2011, Kingston, Jamaica), Stephen Taylor and Aston Morris. Tribute to a Hero, written by Robbie Forbes was the number-15 track on The Ethiopians' album Tougher Than Stone and was remastered on Tuesday and officially released by Reggae Release on Friday.
The Ethiopians in Tribute to a Hero plead for 'a Marcus Garvey day'. Finally this demand has been met by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation.