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Posted: February 21, 2012
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Peter Tosh’s daughter Niambe says they’re seeking recognition from the Jamaican Government to make her dad a national hero.

In an exclusive interview with Music News, Niambe Tosh says the Peter Tosh Estate aims to reinforce the late singer’s presence on the island. 


The event celebrating Peter Tosh’s life, work and legacy is staged by IRIE FM and the Peter Tosh Foundation is slated to take place in Belmont, Westmorland on February 26.

The tribute to Peter Tosh in celebration of Jamaica’s 50th, Reggae, and Black History month will run from 6AM to 12 noon on the Running African with Andrea Williams-Green and Mutabaruka.

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