En­ter­tain­ers drive cam­paign against crime

Ma­jor free con­cert planned for MoBay

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT - Adrian Frater News Editor

WITH ST James’ scary crime prob­lem now in un­charted wa­ters with 2016 be­ing the blood­i­est year on record, en­ter­tain­ers Mackie Con­scious and Queen Ifrika, who both hail from the western parish, are now fine-tun­ing prepa­ra­tions for the stag­ing of a free mu­sic con­cert against crime and vi­o­lence.

Dubbed En­ter­tain­ers Against Crime and Vi­o­lence,’ the con­cert will be held at the pop­u­lar Dump Up Beach on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 4, 2016 start­ing at 3 p.m. In­di­ca­tions are that some of the na­tion’s premier reg­gae artistes are on board with this event.

“This event is de­signed to have the ma­jor Ja­maican record­ing artistes, both home and abroad, par­tic­i­pate in do­nat­ing their time to so­lid­ify a cry from the mu­sic fra­ter­nity that we need a change,” said Mackie Con­scious.

“For too long we have been los­ing too many of our valu­able Ja­maicans through crime and vi­o­lence. This has placed Ja­maica in a po­si­tion that is crip­pling all sec­tors of our so­ci­ety to in­clude mu­sic, tourism, busi­ness, fam­i­lies, and is grossly af­fect­ing the en­tire econ­omy,” he said.

With the over­all plan­ning still at an early stage,

Mar­cia Grif­fiths Beres Ham­mond OC­TO­BER 30, 2016

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