Cedric Myton advocates for the preservation and protection of reggae music in Jamaica

The historic reggae singer Cedric Myton urged the Jamaican authorities to do everything possible to preserve and protect reggae music, declared intangible cultural heritage by Unesco.

“Reggae began in the decade of 1960 like the music of the oppressed, the people that society pushed aside, the forgotten. He gave a voice to the voiceless not only in Jamaica but also in places like Zimbabwe and South Africa. Thanks to the hard work of many great artists, Jamaican musicians and producers, today reggae is known all over the world”, said the founder of The Congos, according to the medium Dancehall Mag.

Myton, who is also part of the group Inna de Yard, stressed that the musical style “It no longer holds pride of place in Jamaica because the authorities are doing nothing to make sure that reggae is played on radio stations.”.

Likewise, warned that if there were no protection actions, reggae could disappear, as well as ska.

“There's a whole generation of young people in Jamaica who don't know anything about reggae music because they grew up listening to foreign music and dancehall on the radio.. This situation must be fixed before reggae disappears from our culture like ska. when i was little, ska was very popular, but no one in Jamaica touches it anymore. I hope the same thing doesn't happen to reggae music.”, raised the historic singer.

History of the Rasta Man, his recent album

The veteran artist of 76 He is still very active in music for years and is currently promoting his new solo album, entitled History of the Rasta Man.

the album of 10 tracks features songs like “Rasta Wear a Crown”, “Music Treasure”, “Things Can Be Real Again” and the main one that gives the disk its name “History of the Rastaman”.

“This is a true roots reggae album, all the songs in it convey powerful messages of love and inspiration for people. This album is all about consciousness and unity”, Myton stated.

Produced by Alphonso Henclewood, History of the Rastaman was released on the Montego Records label on 12 of May.