A report by Jared McCallister for the New York Daily News.
Reggae meets Wall Street this month when the Grammy Award-winning Morgan Heritage band performs at the New York Stock Exchange’s 94th annual tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 30 at 5:35 p.m.
The tree lighting event — starting at 2:30 p.m. at 11 Wall St. — includes performances, the stock exchange close that day, the tree lighting and more entertainment.
The popular family band is made up of the children of Clarendon, Jamaica-born reggae performer Denroy Morgan, known for his 1981 hit “I’ll Do Anything for You” and other music.
Morgan Heritage is still riding high on its 2016 Best Reggae Album Grammy Award for its “Strictly Roots” release.
“Avrakedabra,” the latest Morgan Heritage album (on the CTBC Music Group label) was recorded on four different continents and features Ziggy and Stephen Marley. Built on their Jamaican roots, the group’s music mixes pop, rock, country, R&B and hip-hop into a style they call “Rockaz.”
The New York Stock Exchange tree lighting performances are open to public.
The rock band Hollis Brown, country star Jackie Lee, singers Karen Rodriguez and Jesse Campbell, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Radio City Rockettes and are among the other performers. DJ Niko of Z100 radio and Daymond John of “Shark Tank” are the scheduled hosts for the event.