Third World for MBBC 75th anniversary celebration
The Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club (MBBC), which is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a powerhouse institution in youth development, will be hosting a 'Club Rock All Star Show' at the Hard Rock CafE in the city on Saturday, August 12, with the legendary Third World band as the main attraction.
Third World, known for major hits such as Now That We Found Love, Try Jah Love, and 96 Degrees, promises to deliver a strong set, with Montego Bay's own champion vocalist AJ Brown the latest addition to the legendary band, performing in his hometown for the first time with the 'Reggae Ambassadors'.
Third World's drummer, Tony Ruption, is a product of the Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club, and the upcoming performance is the latest in his many charitable contributions to the youth-development organisation, where he is seen as a role model to many of the club's aspiring young musicians.
The club's own Tennshann Invasion Band, which is now a staple on the north coast hotel circuit, will be an integral part of the line-up, which will also feature Mikki Ras, Andy Vernon, and a surprise special guest artiste. The Tennshann Invasion Band is now on a high, thanks to its breakthrough single Good Morning Jamaica.
The club, which was founded on August 4, 1942, has produced several acclaimed musicians, national sportsmen and women, and numerous outstanding academics in an environment was created to help at-risk youth from several volatile inner-city communities develop self-worth and a range of skills.
Proceeds from the event are earmarked for the club's further development, which includes the acquisition of band equipment and improvements to the club building. Show time is 8 p.m.