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EARL “CHINNA” SMITH picks up Musgrave Medal

Legendary Jamaican musician EARL “CHINNA” SMITH has received a Silver Musgrave Medal at the Institute of Jamaica in downtown Kingston.

Speaking to the Jamaica Gleaner yesterday, he said his latest musical project is going to be called BINGHISTRA incorporating Nyabinghi drums with classical instruments.

“Is like getting Nyabinghi with an orchestra. Mi a try because we really have to do something different,” he said.


LEE PERRY and EARL SMITH get Jamaican honours

Legendary musicians LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY and EARL “CHINNA” SMITH are among eight Jamaicans to be awarded Musgrave medals at a ceremony in Kingston later this month.

As reported in the Jamaica Observer the pioneering producer Perry and guitarist Smith will be presented the gold and silver Musgrave medals, respectively.