Tracks and Records to host free live stream of benefit concert
Today has been designated 'Caribbean Day of Giving' (#CaribbeanDayofGiving #CDoG), which will be launched through a radiothon to support Caribbean countries affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Due to the overwhelming support received, the event has now ballooned into a much bigger affair, and besides the radiothon broadcast from the Door Restaurant in Queens, NY (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and the Dumplin Shop in the Bronx (1-6 p.m.), other facilities have now joined to offer their support for the relief effort.
Event organisers have announced that a live benefit concert with headliners Tarrus Riley, Richie Stephens, Mr Vegas, Bugle, D'Angel and gospel artiste Jermaine Edwards will take place at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records Sports Bar from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The concert, which will be hosted by media personalities Nikki Z, Saudicka Diaram and Jason Williams, will be streamed live to viewers globally through multiple social-media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
Performances by musician and former cricketer Omari Banks, who is currently in Anguilla; singer Nadine Sutherland; singer Sophia Brown, and other acts currently in the New York area, will be streamed live through social media as well.
Carol Maraj, mother of hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj and founder of the Carol Maraj Foundation, has also rallied behind the #CaribbeanDayofGiving and has confirmed her participation in the radiothon.
The CDoG, since it was announced, has attracted numerous media partners who have continued to assist in getting the message out to the diaspora community.