Caribbean At the 59th GRAMMY Award

The 2017 GRAMMY Awards, the 59th edition, proved to be quite fruitful and rewarding to recording artists of the circum-Caribbean. Ziggy Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, won his sixth Grammy for Reggae, and Cuba’s pianist Chucho Valdes the Grammy for the Best Latin Jazz Album.


Reggae singer Ziggy Marley and his kids at the 59th Grammy’s. He won his sixth Grammy for Reggae Album of the Year. (Twitter image)

See the News Americas Now article published on Mon. Feb. 13, 2017 for more details.

Caribbean at the Grammy’s

Author: Ken Archer

I am an ethnomusicologist, who obtained my doctoral degree at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. My areas of interests include the musical, ritual, and celebratory traditions of the circum-Caribbean and the African Diaspora. I worked as a lecturer at the Columbus and Marion Campuses of the Ohio State University, where I taught classes in World Music, Rock and Roll/American Popular Music, Western Art Music, and directed the OSU Steel Pan ensemble.