Jamaican Inspired “Green Book” Wins Big At Golden Globes

The film GREEN BOOK, based on the life of Jamaican-born classical pianist Dr. Donald Shirley won big at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles.

From its five nominations, the film won three awards and Jamaica Music Museum curator Herbie Miller, the win by Green Book again highlights the worldwide recognition that Jamaica and Jamaicans continue to attract.

Dr. Shirley was born in Kingston on January 29, 1927, and was introduced to music by his mother, giving his first public performance at age three.

The talented pianist would then go on to develop a unique musical genre of his own blending jazz, Negro spirituals and classical music.

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