Students put on concert for Haiti

November 25, 2016

Students of the School of Business and Entrepreneurial Studies at the Excelsior Community College will today host a charity concert to help generate funds to assist with relief efforts in Haiti.

As part of their course study, the students from Class 2A had to plan and execute an event. The group leader, Winston Hinds, told THE WEEKEND STAR that they decided to also use the opportunity to give back in a substantial way.

"We got an assignment where we were required to plan and host an event, and with Jamaica missing the effects of Hurricane Matthew and seeing the destruction it caused in Haiti, we decided to use all the proceeds from the event to help with the relief efforts," he said.

The Rise Up concert, as it is being dubbed, will be held at the auditorium at the Excelsior High School and is expected to start at 6 p.m.

The concert will be headlined by veteran deejay Ninja Man but will also feature appearances from Nature as well as a host of up-and-coming artistes including Jah-lil, Red Ants, Jahlani Muziq, Zenith, Influential, and Nyshan.

Tickets are on sale at Bap Wireless in Half-Way Tree for $800. Students with ID pay $500.

The students are encouraging patrons to come out in their numbers to support the event.

"It is going to be a great night of fun and entertainment. There will be lots of prizes and surprises in store, plus giveaways throughout the night, so we are hoping that everyone will come out and show their support," said Hinds.

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