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Entertainment group to help change Jamaica

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Actor, talk show host and consumer advocate Vernon Derby feels that dancehall and reggae artistes can play a significant role in bringing about a change. Artistes will be encouraged to perform songs which can uplift the people of Jamaica and the world.

Derby says that he has asked a number of entertainers, writers and other support persons in the music business to be a part of this group called Artistes For Change. These include Rojjah, Tanice Morrison, Mackie Conscious, and Sam Carty, who are all professional performers. These artistes have performed locally and overseas and they have recorded some excellent songs over the years.

Two of these artistes, Rojjah and Tanice Morrison, will be performing at Jazz & Cabaret In The Gardens on June 30 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston.

Project coordinator Derby has been involved in entertainment and broadcast media for many years. He was a part of the very successful Tastee Talent Competition, and last year he chaired the Festival Song Competition Committee.

The 2018 Festival Song Competition, under his leadership, was responsible for attracting the largest number of entries and the largest number of professional singers performing the top 10 songs.