Youths using stage show to bring unity

October 19, 2016
Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer Kimani Martin

A group of youngsters in Fletcher's Land, Kingston, are hoping to put back the 'unity' in their community on October 29, with the third staging of 'Gimi A Buss', a stage show and after-party aptly themed 'Bring Back the Vibes in our Community, Unity Over Malice, the Year of Blessings'.

Gimi A Buss is the brainchild of Kimani Martin, a 22-year-old resident, and two others, Vivian Adair and Noel Peart Jr. They initially saw it as a means to raise funds for their record label called Fletcher's Land Police Youth Club Entertainment Records, which focuses on honing the music careers of inner-city youths.

Now, it has blossomed into something greater. "It helps to strengthen the artistes in our community that aren't signed to our label or don't know where to go to put out their music. It's also a space for everyone to come out and come together," Martin told THE STAR. "We also use it to check out the talent in the community to see if we can possibly sign some of them to the record label."

According to Martin, the first two stagings of the event were the talk of the town for more than a week, and this edition will be no different. "We expect that persons will be coming from all over to be at the show and witness the talent," he said.

The event, which will start at 7 p.m. at Stanley Roof in Fletcher's Land, will feature young acts such Cassafaya, Kradiant, Vetta, Misticles, Jaydon, Rmony, Dalla Bill, Cambone, Fire Flames, Special One, Crack Miller, Don King, Marvelous, Agico, Money Cologne, and Treatment.

Admission is only $100 presold and $200 at the gate. Martin said although it is a fundraising event, the tickets are deliberately priced cheap so that people can afford the positive experience.

"This set of artistes are special because of the positive, conscious music that they will be performing. It will be worth your money, so please come out and support," he encouraged.

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