Winston 'Merritone' Blake to be honoured


March 11, 2016
Contributed Winstone Blake (left), and Mikey Sparkle

US-based radio personality Mikey Sparkle is set to pay tribute to his former mentor, Winston 'Merritone' Blake.

The DJ/entrepreneur, who is a co-founder of the popular online Caribbean radio station, which based in Atlanta, Georgia, is putting on an event in memory of the legendary Jamaican sound system operator.

The event, which is dubbed Tribute to the Iconic Winston 'Merritone' Blake, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 26 at C&J Hideaway, in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Winston Blake was a tremendous influence on me; I had the pleasure of working with him on numerous occasions. I really admired his passion for music, his knowledge of music was excellent. He was a great mentor and friend," said Mikey Sparkle.

A number of popular DJs are booked for the event, including Winston Blake's brother Monty 'Merritone' Blake, DJ Migrane, DJ Cold Rice and Paul Abrahams. All proceeds from the event will go to Winston Blake's family.

"This party is going to be a blast. I want a lot of people to come out on the 26th and have a great time as we salute this great man. There's no set admission for the event, we are asking patrons to kindly make a donation. All the money raised from the event will go to Mr Blake's family," said Sparkle.

Winston Merritone Blake died at the University Hospital of the West Indies, St Andrew on February 27.

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