By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 22, 2017: Dozens of Caribbean artistes from across the region are stepping up to help the battered victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
On Sunday, September 24th, 100 artistes from across the region will join forces for the One Island concert. The show is being organized by No Laughing Matter, a group of conscientious citizens brought together by Trinidadian entertainer/businessman Errol Fabien.
The event will feature twelve continuous hours of performances in aid of hurricane relief efforts at the Queen’s Park Oval, Tragarete Road, Port of Spain from 1 p.m.
The public is asked to make a contribution at the entrance of the event of TT$50 together with three canned items (expiring not before 2018) or a case of water.
Among the artists who are also artists also taking up the relief message is Antiguan soca star Ricardo Drue. Through his I Do Care Foundation in Antigua, Drue teamed up with the team behind the Ticketing app to raise funds. Soca artistes Skinny Fabulous, Peter Ram and Teddyson John have also heeded his call.
Drue performed at a benefit show on Sunday, September 17 in New York City which also featured soca artists Lyrikal and Kerwin DuBois, Skinny Fabulous, Vincentian Problem Child, Teddyson John and Majah Hype.
Lyrikal partnered with the West Indian American Carnival Day Association and the Caribbean American Center of New York (CACNY) to collect items for the hurricane victims and raise much needed cash.
On October 1, Drue will also team up with Promoters United, a group of promoters who have come together to raise funds for the hurricane victim, for a benefit concert in Orlando.