Jimmy Cliff, Lloyd “Judge Diamond” Ferguson, and the late Frederick “Toots” Hibbert are among the Jamaican music industry luminaries to be honoured at the second annual Jamaica Music Experience (J.A.M.E.) and True Tribute Awards on September 10 in New York City.
The event will be hosted at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Garden City, and it will be presented by the True Tribute Organization. The organisation was established and is currently led by LeRoy Graham Jr., a well-known musician and educator.
The J.A.M.E. and True Tribute Awards, according to Graham, are a unique celebration of Jamaican culture, history, and progress in the music industry and elsewhere. In a way, it honours Jamaicans past and present, highlighting their dedication and pioneering efforts to spread the island’s cultural and musical legacy worldwide.
Additionally, the event raises funds and awareness for several educational projects in Jamaica and the United States developed by the True Tribute Organization Foundation.