The Royal Family of Reggae, Morgan Heritage, have released their newest album, Strictly Roots, today. The album, which has been available for pre-order since March 10th, 2015, has reached #2 on the iTunes Reggae Chart, and the first single, “Perform And Done” has received substantial rotation on commercial radio. The album is available in retail stores nationwide including Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Barnes and Noble. Purchase Strictly Roots on iTunes, here: http://apple.co/StrictlyRoots or on Amazon, here: http://amzn.to/1G1KgOV.
The sensational roots reggae quintet, which comprises siblings Peetah Morgan (vocals), Una Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Gramps Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Lukes Morgan (rhythm guitar) and Mr. Mojo Morgan (percussion/vocals), is undoubtedly one of contemporary reggae’s most powerful forces on the global stage. Guided by sheer acumen and a passionate desire to make their already rich musical legacy even more impactful, Morgan Heritage, after much deliberation and contemplation, triumphantly delivers their latest album exclusively on their very own label CTBC (Cool To Be Conscious) Music Group.
Strictly Roots features a wide variety of guest performers including platinum selling pop/dancehall phenomenon, Shaggy; American reggae and R&B vocalist, J Boog; third generation ambassadors from the Morgan and Marley families, Jemere Morgan and Jo Mersa Marley; reggae sensation, Chronixx; lead singer Eric Rachmany from rock, world and reggae band, Rebelution; and Bobby Lee from the American Grammy-nominated pop reggae band, SOJA.
Morgan Heritage recently premiered “Wanna Be Loved” (ft. Eric Rachmany of Rebelution) with ThePier.org. On working with Morgan Heritage, Eric Rachmany of Rebelution told ThePier.org, “It’s an honor to collaborate with Morgan Heritage. In my eyes they are one of the best Reggae bands of all time. Their style is like no other out there and their story is remarkable. They sent me ‘Wanna Be Loved’ and I immediately connected with the concept that each and every one simply wants to be loved for who they are.” In addition, Morgan Heritage previously partnered with Billboard.com to premiere the video for their first single, “Perform And Done,” as well as working with Yahoo! Music to premiere “So Amazing,” the second single off the album.
Regarding the album, Una Morgan states, “We are thankful that the first album we’ve released as an independent label has been received so well. We hope our independent efforts will be an additional example for others to continue follow.”
Morgan Heritage, which has established themselves as the premiere live group on the reggae circuit, is currently on tour in support of Strictly Roots. The tour also features third generation ambassador from the Morgan family, Jemere Morgan, as a special guest. In addition, Oxfam, an international confederation of 17 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries, will be on site for select shows on the Strictly Roots tour. Regarding the partnership, Oxfam’s Outreach Project Manager, Bob Ferguson, added, “Oxfam America is pleased to be joining forces with Morgan Heritage and their fans to help right the wrongs of poverty and injustice. Oxfam believes that music can change the world, and we are looking forward to working with The Royal Family of Reggae to help make some positive and real social change.” For more information, please visit www.Oxfam.org.
The band also recently announced the release of their official fan community app, powered by TopFan. Available on all Apple iOS and Android devices, Morgan Heritage’s official mobile community enables fans to listen to their music, watch music videos, read their latest news, enter contests, buy tickets to their upcoming tour, and much more. Download the app here: http://bit.ly/1DZNVS7.
Throughout 2015, Morgan Heritage will be touring in support of Strictly Roots, which was released on April 21st, 2015. Purchase Strictly Roots on iTunes, here: http://apple.co/1zzk8II.
STRICTLY ROOTS US TOUR
Apr. 21 Boardwalk Sacramento, CA
Apr. 22 Moe’s Santa Cruz, CA
Apr. 23 Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
Apr. 24 B.L. Casino & Hotel Blue Lake, CA
Apr. 25 El Rey Chico, CA
Apr. 26 The New Parish Oakland, CA
Apr. 27 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
May 9 Dwight York Stadium, Scarborough, Trinidad And Tobago*
May 24 Bay Front Park, Miami, FL*
Jun 24th Albany, NY/ The Empire State Plaza w/ Maxi Priest
Jun. 26 Pufferbellies Ent’ment Complex, Hyannis, MA
Jun. 27 Old Port of Montreal (Ile Bonsecours), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jun. 28 Groovin In The Park, Roy Wilkens Park, Queens, NY
Jul 2nd Vancouver, B.C./ Commodore
Jul 3rd Victoria, B.C./ Ska Festival/ Ship Point
Aug. 15 Festival Baia Das Gatas Praia, Cape Verde*
Nov. 30 Welcome To Jamrock Cruise Ocho Rios, Jamaica*
*Not Part of the “Strictly Roots” Tour