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Capleton, Maxi Priest, Gramps Morgan, Tarrus Riley For Reggae For Japan Benefit Concert, June 5, 2011, New York

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Reggae 4 Japan” is a benefit concert being produced by Japanese sound system Mighty Crown and their management team Irish and Chin, in conjunction with VP Records, to support Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief on June 5, 2011 at York College Auditorium in Queens, New York. Additionally, Irie Jam Radio is the event’s official media sponsor. Profits from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross — Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Efforts.

This unprecented benefit concert will bring together members of the Reggae music fraternity/industry to support relief for Japan.

To date, top artists including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Maxi Priest, Freddie McGregor and the Big Ship family, Capleton, Tarrus Riley, Mr. Vegas, Gramps Morgan, Peter Morgan, Alaine, Tanya Stephens and Etana have commited to the cause and will perform at “Reggae 4 Japan.”

The artists on the line-up have an overwhelming amount of respect and concern for Japan, as the country is on the ground responding to the disaster and continuing recovery operations. All of the artists are thankful for Japan’s great endorsement and genuine love of Reggae music and culture over the years, displayed through decades of successful tours, commercial success and fan support in the country. The artists deem their involvement with “Reggae 4 Japan” as a way of saying thanks and giving back. Ultimately, the producers are grateful that the concert will financially support relief efforts, continue to shed light to the public on the crisis in Japan as a result of the Earthquake and Tsunami and further display the Reggae music industry’s committment and support of Japan during this critical time of need.

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