The virtual event will be streamed live on irielivestream scheduled for January 17 at 6pm and will feature performances by a number of entertainers including Third World, Richie Stephens, Mr. Vegas, Shinehead, Ed Robinson, Kashief Lindo, Hopeton Lindo, Everton Blender, Hezron and Wayne Armond among others.
Over 32 acts as well as industry professionals have confirmed their participation and show of support for a benefit that will raise money to assist Denver “Jamusa” Silvera, the stalwart broadcaster who hosts the popular Making Tracks With Jamusa on WAVS 1170 AM.
After contracting the Coronavirus and not able to work for months, Jamusa is facing financial challenges as the entertainment industry lays dormant mainly due to restrictions on large gatherings as a way to reduce the spread of the virus.
“The outpouring of love and support for Jamusa has been tremendous. Jamusa is one of the cornerstones of broadcasting in reggae throughout the Caribbean. As artists and members of the music industry, we should always support each other no matter how we feel,” said singer, broadcaster and publicist for the show, Joanna Marie Chin Loy.
Donations are currently being accepted online at www.jamusamusic.com or via Zelle to 954-861-9454.
Originally from the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica, Jamusa has been fixture on radio in South Florida from the early 80s when he hosted reggae shows on WDNA and WEDR. He has been one of the early WAVS broadcasters and currently hosts his show three days a week, Wednesdays to Fridays, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Jamusa started his broadcasting career during the late 1960s in New York City, he is a respected sound system selector who brought popularity to the Mello Canary sound system and successfully promoted and hosted many events and dance parties promoting reggae and Caribbean music internationally.