Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga of Jamaica visited a local reggae music store in Queens on Saturday to celebrate his country's 50 years of independence.
The 82-year-old is credited with helping shape Jamaica's image around the world.
He helped draft the country's constitution and served as prime minister from 1980 to 1989.
Before politics, he made his living as a music producer and was instrumental in the birth and development of Jamaican music.
Seaga is no longer involved in music, but he recently collaborated on a new box set celebrating 50 years of Jamaican music and independence.