It was clear that legends still exist and thrive, following the spectacular music on display at the recent Live at the Broward Center concert, featuring new Grammy Award winners Morgan Heritage, Maxi Priest and Junior Marvin’s Wailers.
The show opened with the best of Bob Marley, covered by Junior Marvin’s Wailers, who did not miss a beat in iconic songs such as “Waiting in Vain” and “Could You Be Loved.” Marvin invited the crowd to dance, as if his rhythm wasn’t inviting enough to have audiences already up on their feet.
Maxi Priest also did not disappoint with his explosive performance, instantly bringing the house to their feet, singing along with every lyric. His repertoire included “Close to You” and “Wide World,” with the surprising addition of dancehall tunes to the crowd’s delight.
Then the reigning winners of Grammy Reggae Album of the Year, Morgan Heritage, took to the stage, showing the crowd exactly why the Caribbean have been praising the band’s greatness for years, long before the Grammy’s joined the bandwagon. The band performed hits such as “Down by the River” and “She’s still loving me,” embodying the perfect blend of classic roots reggae with modern flair.
The next generation of Morgan Heritage also seemed fully secured, when Gramps Morgan’s talented brothers, Laza and Jemere, joined the band on-stage mid-performance for a stellar cameo. Morgan Heritage has been unique in staying relevant throughout all these years topping charts, much thanks to the family’s legacy for great music. So it was a particularly special moment when the Morgan’s family patriarch, Denroy Morgan, joined the band onstage for the closing performance, reminding that the torch is still shining bright from this great reggae family.
“Every time you step in front of an audience its people you have or haven’t seen before. It’s always a rush whether it’s ten people or ten thousand people.” said Morgan Heritage’s lead singer, Peter Morgan. “It’s been great and we’re grateful for what we’ve accomplished from so far and still going and we just pray that we continue to bring the people what they’ve been loving from us.”