50 artistes against violence
More than 50 artistes are expected to perform at the upcoming Entertainers Against Crime and Violence concert, which is scheduled for the Dump up Beach in Montego Bay on Sunday December 4, at 3:00pm.
Among the entertainers who have already confirmed their attendance are Freddy McGregor, Everton Blender, Mutabaruka, Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrika, Nesbeth, Spice, Bushman, Mackie Conscious, Taddy P, I-Wayne, Hezron, Nature Ellis and Persons of Interest. Live Wyya, Bung Guh Lung, Lieutenant Stitchie and Paul Blake are among the other scheduled performers.
"Entertainers Against Crime and Violence" is a voluntary effort of entertainers, both gospel and secular, coming together as one voice. Together they make a statement that crime and violence is crippling the entire entertainment industry as people are not coming out to see performers, neither are permits being given for events in what is considered war zones. This further affects the persons who make a livelihood from these events," a release from the event's organiser, Mackie Conscious said.
"Other sectors of the society have made their efforts. The entertainers now feel it is their time as they are cognisant of the fact music/lyrical contents play a major role in the development of the minds of the people. Follow-up initiatives will be brought forward as a continuation to address many of the other issues affecting the players in the entertainment and music industry," the release said.