JAMATHON was a success
In an effort to relieve hurricane ravaged Caribbean islands, entertainers from reggae, dancehall and gospel spheres came together for Caribbean Love Now JAMATHON Benefit Concert which was held in Kingston on Wednesday. Organizer Joe Bogdanovich marks the event a success.
"It's hard to be free. Everybody worked for free. The artistes worked for free. The sponsors were also working together as opposed to being competitive. As a result, the sense of giving was there, and it brought a spirit of togetherness needed the music business fraternity, and to all the patrons and citizens. I think the show, the performances and the execution of the television aspect of production went well. The performances were up to the marks we were hoping to get. Total togetherness and harmony and spirit. I think we achieved that," Bogdanovich told THE STAR.
"Behind the scenes, the mix of music and stars, representing the wide variety of musical genres that we have here, was very warm and upbeat and enthusiastic." Bogdanovich said.
Donations to the Caribbean Love Now hurricane relief effort will remain open for the rest of the year.
"The donations are going through December. You can still go online a make a pledge... Make donations and go to Hardware and Lumber companies, bring Christmas spirit. The message is so important," he said.
Donations of canned food, clothing, tarpaulins batteries, solar lamps, and other supplies are also still being collected at all 15 H&L Rapid True Value and H&L Agro stores across the island, to be shipped across the region in a container donated by Parkland Industrial Co.