JAMATHON, the Jamaican benefit concert to raise funds for hurricane recovery in the Caribbean, including Dominica which is reported to be 95% devastated after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, has confirmed that over 25 artists will perform. The all-star line-up of artists are generously donating their time and talent to help the cause.
The concert is at the Red Stripe Oval Soccer Venue in Kingston, Jamaica on Wednesday, November 22 from 7pm to 11pm EST and is produced by Caribbean Love Now; www.CaribbeanLoveNow.org Online tickets to concert now available through www.caribbeanlovenow.org and www.Jamathon2017.eventbrite.com. Physical tickets will be available at local Jamaican outlets starting around November 9.
Plus, the full concert will be Livestreamed on Reggae Sumfest YouTube Channel and televised on Caribbean TV, so that fans around the globe can take part on Wednesday, November 22 from 7pm to 11pm EST.
Joe Bogdanovich and a team, including Tarrus Riley, went to Dominica, Antigua and Anguilla, and gained a first-hand view of the after effects of the hurricanes and says that he was shocked. “What these people are going through is devastating, so we have to reach out and help,” he said.
The confirmed JAMATHON performers are: Assassin; Beenie Man; Blvk H3ro; Bunji Garlin; Bunny Wailer; Carlene Davis; Chino McGregor; Christopher Martin; D-Major; Devin Di Dakta; Etana; Fay-Ann Lyons; Freddie McGregor; Harry Toddler; Iba Mahr; Jah Cure; Jesse Royal; Kevin Downswell, Naomi Cowan; Nesbeth; Protoje; Raging Fyah; Romain Virgo; Sizzla; Stephen McGregor; Third World; Tommy Lee Sparta; Toots Hibbert; and Vegas. (line-up subject to change)
An All-Star band led by Dean Fraser will back all performances and the show will be hosted Tommy Cowan, Miss Kitty, and Pretty Boy Floyd.
The Caribbean Love Now organization is also collecting donated goods Jamaica-wide and sending them and building materials and supplies for rebuilding, plus raising money for rebuilding. The www.caribbeanlovenow.org website will have a money donation platform up shortly.
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