Local non-governmental organization (NGO), The Caribbean Voice (TVC), will host a concert aimed at lifting the spirits of persons in lockdown and quarantine and those struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the theme ‘Saving Lives, Empowering People’ the concert will be streamed via Facebook Live on May 23, 2020 from 6-9PM.

The concert features a cross section of music genres, including reggae, reggae fusion, soca, chutney, chutney soca and R&B and comprises singing, dancing, drumming, comedy and spoken word.

 

According to a TCV spokesperson, “This Concert for Hope’ is aimed at lifting up the spirits of those locked down at home, in quarantine or struggling with the coronavirus restrictions. As well, in true TCV fashion, this concert will showcase the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Caribbean world, and connect the Caribbean region with its Diaspora.”

The star-studded line up for the concert includes: Guyana’s current chutney monarch, Bunty Singh; upcoming Jamaican reggae artiste, Garfield Maclean aka GMac; Trinidad & Tobago’s cultural crossover singer, Anthony Batson; Philadelphia based Jamaican reggae fusion performer Lushy Banton (US).

West Indies cricketer turned music star and motivator, Omari Banks from Anguilla; versatile Guyanese American, Rickford Dalgetty and Friends; the inimitable Roger Hinds, former Guyana chutney monarch and soca/calypso star; Guyana’s singing sensation, Charmaine Blackman; Florida based Chutney singers , Satish Udairam and Natty Ramotar (US).

Mc Drew P. Canada based chutney star and radio personality; New York City based reggae artiste Pablo G; Reggae group Votsee featuring Jah Dover, out of California (US); Golden Om Dharmic Youth Dancers (Guyana); Teenaged author and poet from New York City, Anaya Willabus (US).

Buxton Fusion School of Music from Guyana; the Tarana Dance Troup from New York City (US); US based Barbadian star, Toni Norville (US); Barbadian singing star Sherridean Skeete; US based Guyanese singing star, Terry Gajraj aka Guyana Baboo; Barbadian born, New York City based seasoned comedian, Robert  Sinckler and Chanique Rogers, US based Vincentia singer/songwriter and model.

Hosts for this concert are Imran Ahmad, Aubrey Campbell, Narine Dat Sookram and Dimple Willabus all highly experienced, broadcasters and emcees.

Imran has been on radio and TV for over a decade with his very popular and highly accolade radio and TV show ‘West Indian Today’. Narine Sookram is also a seasoned multi platform broadcaster out of Canada, who has initiated a number of different radio and TV programs that have won many awards.

Jamaican, Aubrey Campbell has been making his mark on the journalism and broadcasting landscape for decades while Dimple Willabus is a household name, as host and CEO of Rhythm Nation Entertainment.

For further information, to be considered for participation or to support this unique event, please contact 592-621-6111, 646-461-0574, 868-364-6177, 772-7123-8308.

Send email to caribvoice@aol.com or thecaribbeanvoiceinc@gmail.com

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