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Artistes to act as ambassadors of 'Caribbean Day of Giving'

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Nadine Sutherland
Mr Vegas
Richie Stephens
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Entertainers Nadine Sutherland, Richie Stephens and Mr Vegas have signed on as music ambassadors of the upcoming Caribbean Day of Giving #CaribbeanDayofGiving #CDoG, slated for Saturday, October 7, 2017.

On that day, the Caribbean diaspora and friends of the Caribbean will take action to support Caribbean countries ravaged by recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, including what is shaping up to be a multi-platform media-thon.

Singer Nadine Sutherland, who is known for hit songs, Action, Babyface and Inna Mi Blood, said, "There is no second thought in helping my Caribbean family. We are all so interconnected."

"It is a no-brainer to get on board," said award winning singer Richie Stephens, leader of the Ska Nation band. "I stand ready to offer my full support," he reiterated.

Mr Vegas, who recently created a song titled Dirty Irma Adios, which has gone viral on social media, did not hesitate either to throw his support behind the Caribbean Day of Giving #CaribbeanDayofGiving #CDoG event.

"I am down, family. Let me know what I need to do," the DJ told the Caribbean Diaspora Disaster Relief Coalition when contacted.

The Caribbean Day of Giving media-thon is also getting support from the upcoming Image Entertainment Distinction Awards slated for Saturday, September 30 at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The event is being hosted by international superstar Shaggy and Love & Hip Hop TV star, Tara Wallace and will honor Marcia Griffiths, the Mighty Sparrow, US Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, and pop singer Melisa Morgan.

 

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"We plan to use our platform in whatever way possible to give support and visibility to the Caribbean Day of Giving and the event being planned," event founder Diva Madonna said. "It is important that we assist our brothers and sisters who were devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria."

The Caribbean Day of Giving will be a full day event and incorporate programmers on WVIP-FM (93.5) in the USA, as well as other participating stations across the USA and beyond. It will also feature other relief efforts, including opportunities for people to donate goods. Funds raised directly through Caribbean Day of Giving will be given to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which is the official body coordinating relief efforts to the various Caribbean countries affected by the hurricanes.

The CDEMA works with the disaster-management agencies in the various countries and will prioritise action in partnership with the countries. They are also officially affiliated with CARICOM.