On the 22nd of November, 2017 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, Jamaica — Some of the best-known performers in reggae, gospel, dancehall, and soca signed on for the benefit concert from which proceeds go directly to the people of countries affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The complete line up included Assassin, Beenie Man, Blvck H3ro, Beres Hammond, Bunji Garlin, Bunny Wailer, Carlene Davis, Chi-Ching Ching, Chino McGregor, Christopher Martin, D-Major, Devin Di Dakta, Etana, Fay-Ann Lyons, Freddie McGregor, Harry Toddler, Iba Mahr, Jah Cure, J-Boog, Jesse Royal, Kevin Downswell, Naomi Cowan, Nesbeth, Protoje, Raging Fyah, Romain Virgo, Sizzla, Sean Paul, Stephen McGregor, Tarrus Riley, Third World, Tommy Lee Sparta, Toots & The Maytals and Vegas, backed by the All-Star Reggae Band led by Dean Fraser. Tommy Cowan, Miss Kitty, Nikki Z and Pretty Boy Floyd hosted the concert.
“The idea that we had to help the people affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria has galvanized everyone in the music industry. We now have an incredibly inspiring movement, and given the heightened level of interest, we knew we had to up the ante. That’s why we are now going be at the National Indoor Sports Arena, Kingston’s best venue for the kind of production we want to deliver,” said Joe Bogdanovich founder of Caribbean Love Now.
Bogdanovich went on to say, “The line up can only be described as magical. There is never going to be another night where all these performers share the same stage. I am deeply grateful that not only have the artists answered the call but by doing so they prove that the Caribbean takes care our own.”
For more information or to support Caribbean Love Now visit www.caribbeanlovenow.org . Be sure to check our behind the scenes footage featuring special celebrity host Naomi Cowan: