Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW venue but same high-in­ten­sity sets. That’s what or­gan­is­ers of A St Mary Mi Come From are plan­ning for this evening’s stag­ing. The char­ity show is slated for the Na­tional Arena in St An­drew.

The line-up in­cludes Pop­caan, Bee­nie Man, Bounty Killer, Co­coa Tea, Lu­ciano, Mad Co­bra, Agent Sasco, Ky-mani Mar­ley, Bar­ring­ton Levy, Tar­rus Ri­ley, Louis Cul­ture, and I Wayne.

Tor­ren­tial rain forced last year’s show at Gray’s Inn Sports Com­plex in An­notto Bay to be aban­doned. Capleton is tak­ing no chances this time around.

“Last year, we had an awe­some pack­age fea­tur­ing the best in reg­gae and dance­hall, but rain in­ter­vened and the event had to be aborted. As ex­pected, as pro­mot­ers we in­curred losses, but the big­gest re­gret for us was not be­ing able to hon­our our pledges to the char­i­ties for which the event was in­tended,” Capleton said.

The artiste, who is the 2016 re­cip­i­ent of the So­cial De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion’s En­ter­tain­ment Award of Ex­cel­lence for out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion in com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, hopes cor­po­rate com­pa­nies will sup­port his an­nual ven­ture which as­sists hospi­tals, in­fir­maries and schools.

“It’s re­ally such a joy to sup­port schools, hospi­tals and youths clubs. We have seen over the years the ex­tent to which the pro­ceeds of this event have en­riched the lives of oth­ers, and it is a project that my en­tire team is to­tally com­mit­ted to. Claudette Kemp is the driver and she works as­sid­u­ously ev­ery year to make

A St Mary Mi Come From a re­al­ity,” said Capleton.

A St Mary Mi Come From was first held in 2000 at Clements Park as a ‘giv­ing back’ event by Capleton to his parish. His alma mater, Is­ling­ton High School, the Port Maria Hos­pi­tal, An­notto Bay Hos­pi­tal, Ober­lin High School and Haile Se­lassie High School are some of the in­sti­tu­tions that have ben­e­fited from the show.



Co­coa Tea

Bar­ring­ton Levy

Bee­nie Man

Bounty Killer

Tar­rus Ri­ley


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