JAMATHON organizer, Joe Bogdanovich, says the show was a success.
Reggae, Dancehall, Soca and Gospel n an effort to relieve hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands entertainers, came together for Caribbean Love Now JAMATHON Benefit Concert which was held in Kingston on Wednesday (Nov 22).
“It’s hard to be free. Everybody worked for free. The artistes worked for free. The sponsors were also working together as opposed to being competitive.
As a result, the sense of giving was there, and it brought a spirit of togetherness needed the music business fraternity, and to all the patrons and citizens. I think the show, the performances and the execution of the television aspect of production went well.
The performances were up to the marks we were hoping to get. Total togetherness and harmony and spirit. I think we achieved that,” Bogdanovich told media reporters.
The benefit event saw talents of artists including Beres Hammond, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, Sizzla, Fay-Ann Lyons, Bunji Garlin, Bunny Wailer, Protoje and dozens more.
“Sean Paul and Chi Ching Ching executed a well choreographed set, featuring Ching’s surprise dance hits Breadfruit and Rock the World and Sean Paul’s platinum-selling Get Busy.
Powerhouse songstress Etana performed next, followed by Hawaiian J Boog. Tarrus ‘Singy Singy’ Riley asked Virgo to join him, along with vocalist Shereita and a choir, to sing We Can Carry On. Nesbeth sang My Dream, followed by an intense a capella rendition of Success Story. Jah Cure was the penultimate performer, opening the stage for Sizzla,” Joe revealed.
“Behind the scenes, the mix of music and stars, representing the wide variety of musical genres that we have here, was very warm and upbeat and enthusiastic.” Bogdanovich added.
Donations to the Caribbean Love Now hurricane relief effort will remain open for the rest of the year.
Donations of canned food, clothing, tarpaulins batteries, solar lamps, and other supplies are also still being collected at all 15 H&L Rapid True Value and H&L Agro stores across the island, to be shipped across the region in a container donated by Parkland Industrial Co.