Mateel Community Center recently launched the BE A MATEEL RAINMAKER crowdfunding page through Generosity by Indiegogo. Thanks so much to everyone that has helped the Mateel through fundraising as well as artists like Damian Marley here, sponsors, vendors, members, event attendees and volunteers that have been involved over the Center's 40+ year history. Will you please consider a donation to the non-profit Mateel Community Center on #GivingTuesday, November 28th?
Caribbean Love Now, the campaign launched by investor Joe Bogdanovich to mobilize support for relief and recovery for the islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, has announced a star-studded lineup for JAMATHON, a benefit concert set to take place Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at The Red Stripe Oval in Kingston, Jamaica.
The performers confirmed are: Assassin, Beenie Man, Blvk H3ro, Bunny Wailer, Carlene Davis, Chino McGregor, Christopher Martin, D-Major, Devin Di Dakta, Etana, Freddie McGregor, Harry Toddler, Iba Mahr, Jah Cure, Jesse Royal, Naomi Cowan, Nesbeth, Raging Fyah, Richie Spice, Romain Virgo, Sizzla, Stephen McGregor, Third World, Tommy Lee Sparta and Vegas. All-Star Reggae Band led by Dean Fraser will back all performances. Tommy Cowan will host the show. Additions to the lineup will be announced as soon as more artists join the campaign.
As many of you know one of the key tenets of Reggae In NYC is giving back to the community that has given us so much. This December we headed to Jamaica and connected with Early Childhood Institute at The Church of the Apostles & Prophets. While this building is a church on Sundays, it is a school every other day of the week, that needed our help.
Thanks to the generous donations of our friends, family and reggae fans we were able to bring them over $1,000 in notebooks, pens, pencils, chalk and other basic school supplies to support the young students there. Early childhood education is incredibly important and we are lucky to have so much here in the United States. Each of the teahers at the school volunteers their time without pay and they were very grateful for all that we were able to do. Thanks to everyone who made a donation to make this possible. You can see the smiles on faces in the below photos.
- Reggae In NYC Staff