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FREDDIE McGREGOR, ERNIE SMITH, GEORGE NOOKS, HEAD TO “ENTERTAINERS AGAINST CRIME AND VIOLENCE” FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, IN MONTEGO BAY!

 EntertainersAgainstCrime

Doctor has given him the green light so Freddie McGregor he will fly from Miami Just to do this event.

Freddie was uncertain up to today but it is now confirmed.

Montego Bay is slated for a “Musical Flood” this Sunday, December 3 when over 60 entertainers from all across Jamaica, singing Gospel and secular sector, will come together in one voice to make a powerful statement against crime and all forms of violence at Dump up Beach in Montego Bay. With almost 300 murders so far in St James, the entertainers think it is once again time to play their part in contributing to curbing crime through positive music. All entertainers pledge to keep their lyrical contents positive, uplifting and motivating.

Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith

This year’s 2nd staging of the “Entertainers against Crime and Violence” is in collaboration with the USAID-funded “Fi Wi Jamaica” project being executed by the University of Technology, Jamaica, under the leadership of Professor Rosalea Hamilton. Fi Wi Jamaica’s outstanding work with the vulnerable youths of the inner-city communities of Montego Bay was noticed by Conscious Music (Mackie Conscious, George Thomas, Carl Edwards and Paul Barclay) the organizers of the Concert. Fi Wi Jamaica’s work include a “Drums Fi Life” initiative which involves training high-risk youths to not only play and make bongo drums but also to understand important historical, cultural and social lessons related to drums and drumming. The shared objective of curbing crime, especially Human Trafficking and Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence (DIPV), formed the basis of the collaboration. One highlight of the event will be the announcement of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Fi Wi Jamaica Songwriting competition during the prime time of the concert. The Songwriting Competition, coordinated by Mikey Bennett of Grafton Recording studio, seeks to use popular music to encourage participants to think and write about reducing DIPV as well as gender-based violence (GBV), and to foster behavior change.

George Nooks

George Nooks

The free concert is an annual family event, beginning at 3 pm with a drumming performance by young students in the Fi Wi Jamaica “Drums Fi Life” program, and ending at 12 mid night.

The lineup is captained by the Big ship Boss Freddie McGregor and veteran Entertainer Ernie Smith who did not hesitate to answer to the call to be a part of this great initiative. George Nooks, Pinchers, Singing Melody, Chuck Fenda, Lymie Murray, Nateesha Stream, Paul Elliott, Spanner Banner, Pam Hall, Hezron, Chuck Fender, Anthony Cruz, Nature Ellis, Persons of Interest Band, Live wyya, Bung Guh Lhung the band, Zamunda, Mackie Conscious, Irie Connection, Rankin Pumpkin, Vision, Roland Burrell, Jah  Ranks, Katalys Crew, Tension Invasion, Claudius England, Satta[CP1]  ranks, Mikey Rankin are just a few of the over 60 acts

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