Shaggy And Friends Artist Lineup Announced

Sting, Wyclef Jean, Fetty Wap, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons, Christopher Martin, Aidonia, Dexta Daps, Junior Reid, Shenseea, Barrington Levy, Third World, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Capleton, Professor Nuts and Wayne Wonder have been confirmed to perform alongside international reggae star Shaggy at his biennial (every other year) Shaggy And Friends concert, which will be held at Jamaica House.

In July, Shaggy donated over three hundred pieces of medical equipment to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston. Proceeds from this event will also benefit the BHC. Shaggy And Friends will be held on January 6, 2018. Tickets can be purchased here.

Stars Aligned For JAMATHON Benefit Concert

On Wednesday, reggae, dancehall and soca artists united to raise funds for hard-hit areas of the caribbean caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The five hour JAMATHON event was held at the National Indoor Sports Complex in New Kingston, which featured performances by reggae legends (including Freddie McGregor and Beres Hammond), reggae revivalists (including Protoje and Jessie Royal), dancehall deejays (including Tommy Lee Sparta and Bounty Killer) and soca stars Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons.

Caribbean Love Now was created as an integrated relief campaign to help with donation of resources and funds. Relief, Recovery, Rebuilding, and Restoration are the long-term goals of this initiative and efforts will continue into the future. If you’d like to donate click here.

Watch full JAMATHON broadcast:

Bob Marley’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Restored

Bob Marley’s Walk of Fame Star in Hollywood was vandalized on October 23rd, costing the Hollywood Historic Trust $3,000 to repair.  The vice-president of the Walk Of Fame, Ana Martinez, took to twitter asking “Why would anyone do this to Bob Marley’s star?”

Bob Marley’s star was repaired and placed back on the walk of fame on November 2, one day after Exodus 40 Live (in Los Angeles) — a celebration of the reggae icon’s landmark album “Exodus“, released 40 years ago.

Bob Marley’s wife, Rita Marley, accepted the star on his behalf in 2001.




“We are STRONG, we will rebuild” | The United Artist Of The Caribbean Joined Forces For Relief Concerts In Trinidad And Antigua

“This journey over the weekend is just the start of a long term commitment to do our part to work on disaster relief efforts for our region. We want the world to know that our islands will not fall and disappear with each passing storm, we are resilient, we are STRONG, we will rebuild , we will help each other rebuild. ” – Machel Montano
Huge turnout this weekend for the CARIBBEAN STRONG Relief Concerts held in Trinidad and Tobago (The Queens Park Savannah) and Antigua (Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium). The United Artist of The Caribbean — Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Fay Ann Lyons, Konshens, Shaggy, Kes, Tessanne Chin, Destra Garcia, Farmer Nappy, Angela Hunte and many others came together to raise funds for the islands severely hit during the 2017 hurricane season and rebuild two schools in Dominica and Barbuda. #CaribbeanStrong
Concert pictures and live performances:
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