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:

“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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Patra To Perform For “Powerful” Charity In Jamaica

Patra will return to the stage on Sunday, June 4th, for the Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity — an organization that holds a series of concerts to help raise funds to aid abandoned children and those affected by HIV-AIDS who are in the care of the Mustard Seed Communities in Jamaica.

Patra gained recognition on Shabba Ranks’ Family Affair (1994) and released hits including Worker Man, Romantic Call (featuring Yo-Yo), and Pull Up to the Bumper — a rendition of Grace Jones’ song. Patra released Scent of Attraction in 1996 then went on hiatus and returned in 2003 releasing The Great Escape and continued to release music through 2014.

Today, Patra is married and co-operates the Chateau 7 restaurant with her husband, Donahue Jarrett, in Stony Hill, Kingston Jamaica.

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