Entertainers join forces to fight crime


November 18, 2016
Freddie McGregor
File Queen Ifrika
Joe Bogdanovich

The 'Big Ship' captain, Freddie McGregor, and Reggae Sumfest boss Joe Bogdanovich have joined a group of other entertainment industry players to help fight crime and violence in Jamaica.

The two are now on board a concert called 'Entertainers Against Crime and Violence', which is an event for which the organisers intend to draw up to 50 Jamaican entertainers for a show at Dump Up Beach in Montego Bay on December 4.

The concert, which is scheduled to start at 3 p.m., is a voluntary effort of entertainers, both gospel and secular, coming together as one voice. Together, they intend to make a statement that crime and violence is crippling the entire entertainment industry, as people are not coming out to see performers, and the police are issuing permits for events in what is considered a war zone.

McGregor was quick to get on board as he is dissatisfied with the current crime situation and its effect on the music industry.

Bogdanovich, the new owner of Reggae Sumfest, feels his contribution to this venture will help to bring about stability in the life of the people.

More than 50 entertainers have already been confirmed for the event, including Everton Blender, Mutabaruka, Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrika, Nesbeth, Spice, Bushman, Mackie Conscious, Taddy P, I-Wayne, Hezron and Nature Ellis.

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