Sunday 8 December, 2019

Five things you might not know about Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant has had a long and exciting career in the music industry, not only in the Caribbean but also internationally.  

Tonight (July 31), he will be making an appearance on the popular NBC late-night talk show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Before he goes before a syndicated audience of millions from all over the world, here are five things you might not know about Eddy Montague Grant.

  1. He was born in March 1948 in Plaisance Guyana.
  2. He has produced music for the who's who in Calypso and Soca arena.  Artists include Black Stalin, Calypso Rose, Lord Kitchener, the Mighty Sparrow and David Rudder out of Trinidad and Tobago and Anthony The Mighty Gabby Carter, MacDonald Blenman out of Barbados, to name a few.
  3. Grant is credited with the creation of RingBang Music – a rhythm influenced by tuk, soca, calypso, reggae and zouk.
  4. His song "Gimme Hope Jo'anna" is an anti-apartheid song, which was originally released in 1988, during the apartheid era in South Africa. The South African government banned it when it was released.
  5. In 2008, he performed at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert.

What is your favourite Eddy Grant creation?

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