Jamaica Benefit Concert for Hurricane Relief Announces Lineup

Music News | Oct 26th, 2017

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Caribbean Love Now, the campaign launched by investor Joe Bogdanovich to mobilize support for relief and recovery for the islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, has announced an awesome lineup for Jamathon, a benefit concert set to take place Wednesday, November 22nd 2017 at The Red Stripe Oval in Kingston, Jamaica. Beenie Man, Bunny Wailer, Freddie McGregor, Jah Cure, Etana, Richie Spice, Sizzla, Third World and more announced!! The All-Star Event will be Televised & Live Streamed! Check out the full lineup and more below.

The performers confirmed are:
Beenie Man
Blvk H3ro
Bunny Wailer
Carlene Davis
Chino McGregor
Christopher Martin
Devin Di Dakta
Freddie McGregor
Harry Toddler
Iba Mahr
Jah Cure
Jesse Royal
Naomi Cowan
Raging Fyah
Richie Spice
Romain Virgo
Stephen McGregor
Third World
Tommy Lee Sparta

All-Star Reggae Band led by Dean Fraser will back all performances. Tommy Cowan will host the show. Additions to the lineup will be announced as soon as more artists join the campaign.

“I’ve always felt our response to the havoc created by the hurricanes was going to be a defining moment for the Caribbean. I now also see it as a defining moment for Jamaican music as every artist we’ve reached out to for this benefit concert has said “Yes!”, and we’re not done calling yet,” said Mr Bogdanovich.

Informed by news reports that the devastation by the hurricanes was catastrophic, Mr. Bogdanovich accompanied by Tarrus Riley, Executive Vice Chairman of Argyle Industries Marcus Richards and Jamaican Ministry of Tourism Special Advisor Delano Seiveright recently visited Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, and Dominica for a first-hand needs assessment. After meeting with the Prime Minister of Antigua, Hon Gaston Browne and government and disaster relief experts in both islands, Mr. Bogdanovich says that he is now even more resolute to raise awareness of the need to support the recovery efforts in the islands. “Imagine losing everything you own, with no place to shelter your family. It was heart-breaking beyond words, but the spirit of the people remains resolute, and we will honour that spirit at this benefit concert,” said Mr Bogdanovich.

Caribbean Love Now JAMATHON is presented with the initial support of Jamaica Tourist Board; RJR Communications Group; Downsound Entertainment; Red Stripe; Flow; Hardware & Lumber; H&L Rapid True Value; H&L Agro; Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records; Franjam KLE; Parkland Industrial Co.; R Hotel; and Argyle Industries.

The cost of tickets are: General Admission, J$1000; VIP, J$3000, and VVIP, J$6000. Tickets will be available at Fontana Pharmacy; York Pharmacy; H&L Rapid True Value and H&L Agro stores.

Proceeds from the money raised by Caribbean Love Now will go directly to the people and countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Fans across the world will be able to experience Caribbean Love Now JAMATHON via live stream on YouTube at the Reggae Sumfest Live Streaming & Video channel. An online donation site will be announced shortly through which global contributions will be accepted.


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