New York Reggae Concert To Benefit Jamaican Kids

George Crooks, event producer for the upcoming ‘BioLife Sounds of Reggae Concert,’ slated from the newly minted Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 12, 2012 announced earlier this week that part proceeds from the festival will benefit The American Foundation for The University of the West Indies( AFUWI), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that serves to enrich the lives of college children and women in Jamaica.

“The American Foundation for The University of the West Indies ( AFUWI) is pleased to benefit from part of the proceeds from the Sounds of Reggae Concert at the Barclay Center” Ann-Marie Grant, Executive Director of AFUWI said.

“Being the first to stage a reggae concert, featuring artistes who are among the best in the industry in the Barclay Center is historic for the promoters. Their decision to donate part of the proceeds towards the scholarship program for students who cannot afford college and the education of the young and underserved is an incredible legacy that will benefit so many, long after the Sounds of Reggae concert is over. On behalf of the students who will benefit, I would like to say we are truly grateful.”

The historic concert, which features international superstars Ali Campbell (UB40), Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond and multi platinum selling artiste Shaggy, continues to garner positive support from the community. Just last week, the Consul General of Jamaica, New York, Herman G. LaMont announced that his office has thrown their full support behind the annual concert. A media ‘Meet & Greet’ for the concert – with special guest Maxi Priest – will be held at The Jamaican Consulate General office in Manhattan on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

An elated George Crooks, CEO of Jammins Entertainment said, “I am pleased that the Jamaican Consulate General office has endorsed our efforts to put together a historic reggae concert and to donate part proceeds from the event to the AFUWI scholarship fund. I am also excited about the positive response from the community since the concert date was announced. This event, promises to be one of the best reggae concerts ever staged in the tri-state area and all the acts are eager to deliver a spectacular performance for fans” he said.

Doors to the concert open at 6:00PM with show time set to begin at 7:30PM sharp.