August 14 Is Now Freddie McGregor Day In Hartford, Connecticut

“Mr McGregor has made significant contributions to the art form of reggae music. He created many hits and worked with talented artistes and musicians whose music has inspired many current artistes and continues to inspire future musical talents… We pay tribute to one of reggae’s most prolific musicians whose musical genius, passion, talent, unstoppable work ethic, and cultural contribution has served as an inspiration to us all.”

The above is an official statement signed by councilwoman Shirley Surgeon on behalf of the city of Hartford (Connecticut), while announcing that August 14, 2021 was being recognized as Freddie McGregor Day. This was done during the city’s annual West Indian Independence Celebration.

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