Grammy-nominated band, Raging Fyah will be kicking off their United States-based Everlasting tour today and will be spending six weeks in the country.
The six-member group consisting of Courtland White, Anthony Watson, Kumar Bent, Delroy Hamilton, Mahlon Moving, and Demar Gayle will be on tour until March 10 and will make stops in 32 cities across 19 states including California, Nevada and New York.
Jamaica’s minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange announced Monday that her ministry would help finance the tour as Raging Fyah became the newest recipient of financial support from the ministry’s Artiste Ambassador and Tour Support Programme. As a result, the band will receive US$3,500 via the program, which aims to capitalise on synergies between touring artistes and to strengthen Brand Jamaica through media, marketing and partnership.
“We (the Ministry) are proud to be associated with this group of talented musicians. Each member brings their own style to the music and that is what captivates reggae lovers. As you go on this tour I want you to represent us well and promote brand Jamaica through your music,” Grange said in a statement.
Raging Fyah are up for the Best Reggae Album award at the 59th Grammy Awards, set to take place February 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, for their Everlasting album. They will vie for the honour against six-time reggae Grammy winner, Ziggy Marley for his self-titled album, Devin Di Dakta and J.L. for Reggae For Her (produced by Sly & Robbie) and two American acts: J Boog for Rose Petals and Rebelution for Falling Into Place.