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Legendary musician Cecil ‘Sonny’ Bradshaw was given a musical farewell in London England on Tuesday (Oct. 27), with artistes from around the world who worked, studied or were inspired by Mr. Bradshaw, paying tribute to him in music, song and dance.
The thanksgiving service was held at the Gants Hill Methodist Church, near Ilford, East London, where Mr. Bradshaw lived for many years.
High Commissioner His Excellency Burchell Whiteman, who delivered the eulogy, said that Sonny Bradshaw represented in his life, the best of Jamaican values and Jamaican creativity.
“We are indeed blessed to have been the beneficiaries of his skills, his creativity and his commitment, even as we are deeply saddened by his relatively unexpected passing,” he stated.
According to Mr. Whiteman, Sonny Bradshaw’s most enduring legacy will be his decency as a human being, which expressed itself in many ways.
“Sonny Bradshaw had a passion for people, which was as strong as his passion for music. He went to great lengths to get young musicians to develop their skills. While insisting on a disciplined approach at all times, he was never disrespectful even to the most junior of his prot

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