YES! FOR THOSE WHO ASKED. REGGAE OPERA IS ALSO MY TRENCH TOWN CREATION. I DID THIS IN 1964, AND TOOK IT TO SCHOOL TO SHARE WITH CLASSMATE- GEOFFREY CHUNG. BRO.(NOW- FATHER RICHARD HO-LUNG S.J.) -WAS THERE AT SCHOOL TRAINING TO BE A PRIEST. THE WHOLE SCHOOL WAS AWARE OF MY REGGAE AND REGGAE OPERA CREATIONS. I HOLD THE COPYRIGHTS, INCLUDING THE PERFORMING RIGHTS FOR ALL MY CREATIONS. THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HAS THE RECORDS. THE DETAILS IS IN THE HISTORY IN MY KEEP.

EXCERPT (c) RAS CARDO REGGAE OPERA, GOSPEL ACAPPELLA MUSIC. A NEW GENRE OF REGGAE MUSIC.

WRITTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE

THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE.

LET ALL TO WHOM THIS PRESENT SHALL COME KNOW THIS:

REGGAE AND REGGAE OPERA ARE MY TRENCH TOWN CREATIONS. REGGAE WAS CREATED IN 1962. REGGAE OPERA WAS CREATED IN 1964.

I, RAS CARDO TOOK BOTH OF MY CREATIONS AND SHARED WITH MY CLASS MATE AND HIGH SCHOOL- JAMAICAN CHINESE FRIEND- THE LATE- GEOFFREY CHUNG.

REGGAE OPERA WAS NEVER THE CREATION OF BROTHER( NOW- FATHER RICHARD HO-LUNG S.J.)- OF THE FOOD FOR THE POOR MINISTRY, OR ANY OTHER.

THEY ARE MY EXCLUSIVE CREATIONS AND INVENTIONS. LEGALLY PROTECTED BY MY COPYRIGHTS.

FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE GOTTEN THE WRONG IMPRESSION FROM HIS USE OF MY CREATED IDEA, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. I WILL NOT HESITATE TO TAKE ANY AND ALL LEGAL ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ENFORCE IT.

IN ALL MY PUBLIC AND PUBLISHED WRITINGS AND PERFORMING, I HAVE ALWAYS MADE IT CLEAR OF MY OWNERSHIP OF MY MATERIALS.

I WOULD HOPE THAT THOSE WHO READ AND SHARE MY WORKS DO SO WITH THE RESPECT THAT IT DESERVES GIVING CREDIT AND TRUTH.

REGGAE AND REGGAE OPERA ARE MY EXCLUSIVE CREATIONS AND INVENTIONS.

THOSE WHO EQUIVOCATE TO OTHERS ONLY AIM TO INTENTIONALLY MISLEAD AND LIE TO THEM.

WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL I WAS THE ONE WHO INITIATED AND IGNITED A FIRESTORM IN MUSIC WHICH BEGAN TO SPREAD TO ALL THE OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF KINGSTON.

MY TRENCH TOWN REGGAE WHICH I TOOK TO THE SCHOOL IN 1962 WAS THE FLAME THAT STARTED IT ALL.

SHORTLY THEREAFTER- BROTHER( NOW FATHER HO-LUNG S.J.) STARTED HIS GROUP WITH HIS GUITAR- PLAYING SONGS LIKE- KUMBAYA.

BEFORE I TOOK THE BOLD STEP OF BRINGING REGGAE TO A SERIOUSLY RELIGIOUS JESUIT RUN SCHOOL, IT WAS A CHANCE I KNEW COULD HAVE GOTTEN ME EXPELLED.

WELL, IT DIDN’T. AND AS I HAVE SAID IN MY WRITINGS, THE HISTORY IS IN THE DETAILS WHICH ARE IN MY KEEP.

I ADMIRE AND RESPECT THE WORKS THAT THE PRIESTS ARE DOING AND HAVE DONE FOR THE POOR IN JAMAICA.

I WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL AND TO HAVE GRADUATED WITH SUCCESS. MY TEACHERS WERE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS.

MY PARENTS AND FRIENDS WERE HAPPY WHEN I GOT THE SCIENCE PRIZE IN 1966 AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE LOVE THEY GAVE THE TRENCH TOWN CREW OF YOUTHS WHO ATTENDED DURING MY TIME THERE.

REMEMBER THIS: NO ONE FROM TRENCH TOWN WAS SUPPOSED TO SUCCEED- BUT WE REFUSED TO BE WHAT THEY WANTED US TO BE.

DID I NOT TELL BOB MARLEY TO TELL THE WORLD SO?

I HAVE THE DETAILS OF THE ENTIRE HISTORY.

WELL, ANYONE WHO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THESE TRUTHS CAN DO THEIR OWN RESEARCH AND VERIFICATION WITH THE USA- LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IN WASHINGTON D.C. ETC.

REGGAE OPERA AND THE FIRST REGGAE SOPRANO IN HISTORY IS – JANET SCOTT- ALSO KNOWN AS – THE REGGAE OPERA  D.I.V.A( DIVINELY INSPIRED VOCAL ACAPPELLA). SHE HAS HER PRAYER IN MUSIC MINISTRY.. PEACE!

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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