Blake Hannah honoured to pray for Jamaica at Prayer for Peace event
Filmmaker, author, broadcaster and former senator, Barbara Blake Hannah, brought special prayers from Jamaica at a ceremony in Florida last week Saturday, hosted by members of the Martin Luther King Jr Foundation and the CTF Global Ventures multi-national movement.
A Prayer for Peace was made on November 11 at the CTF Studios in Miami, Florida with the aim of “inspiring people of all religions and races to build a world of peace and harmony”.
The event’s prayer for peace was made by Pastor Mack, president of the Circle of Brotherhood, who asked those gathered to pray for an end to all wars and blessings for the homeless, the poor and the sick.
A Rastafarian, Blake Hannah, who is the recipient of the United Nations Peace Medal in 1974 and the Marcus Garvey U.N.I.A. Award for Excellence 2018, said she had been asked to add prayers to the event from Jamaican children, young adults and the Rastafari community.
“I was so honoured to be asked to bring a prayer from Jamaica for the Prayer for Peace event,” Blake Hannah shared. “[It] was a very enjoyable evening with a full house of dignitaries, music and entertainment celebs, as well as corporate sponsors.”
Among those praying for peace were Ed Haynes, vice-president of the Martin Luther King Jr Parade & Festivities Committee and CouncilWoman Shannon Campbell representing the City of Miami Gardens.
Musical contributions came from Billboard #1 artiste Jimmy Levy, singer of the viral hit Good Energy, new viral star Yung Wylin and Haitian Reggae King Ogun Ation, all working with multiple chart topping producer SpaceAgeRasta, who curated the show with the musical direction of Diego Lopez.
Other notable artistes who lent their voices to the cause were Jamaica-born opera singer Bunny Rose, who sang the US National Anthem, and Florida-based Jamaican singer/rapper GoldEye.
The event featured an art presentation from William & Alvin Quencio who did live canvas paintings to be auctioned for the cause. Also attending the event were Dada5000,Bare Knuckle Fight League owner, and Brittany Hart, three-time Women’s Bare Knuckle boxing Champion.
Based in Miami, Florida, USA, CTF Global Ventures was founded by Michael King Jr. and Cygalle Dias to partner with companies and people that are spiritually aligned and work with them to promote a variety of causes. CTF Global Ventures has established partnerships with several leading international companies in industries ranging from media, music, tech and streaming, to spas, holistic healing, and fashion.
Sponsors of the event included the Opioid Awareness Foundation, Anime Miami, B.E.A.T.S., Cannatelli Builders and The Circle.