Morgan Heritage

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Morgan Heritage initially comprised eight of Denroy Morgan’s children. The line-up featured Denroy Junior (1970, Jamaica, West Indies; drums) and Jeffrey (b. 1971, Jamaica, West Indies; lead guitar). The other six siblings were born in New York, USA: Una (b. 1973; vocals/keyboards), David (b. 1974; bass), Roy (b. 1976; vocals/keyboards) and Peter (b. 1977; vocals/keyboards), Nakamyah (b. 1977; rhythm guitar) and Memmalatel (b. 1981; percussion). The Morgan family were based in Brooklyn, New York, although the children were educated in Springfield, Massachusetts, returning home at weekends to practise in their father’s studio. In 1992, Denroy introduced his family band on the international night at the Jamaican Reggae Sunsplash Festival, where they caused a sensation. The family group had spent time supporting Sister Carol and Judy Mowatt, appearing at prestigious venues including the Apollo theatre, the Lincoln Center and Brooklyn Academy Of Music, but...

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