Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Special treat in store for patrons at Powerful Women and Men on June 9

“We expect that all our performers will bring the house down and patrons to their feet,” said Cordel Green, Chairman of the show’s planning committee.

“We expect that all our performers will bring the house down and patrons to their feet,” said Cordel Green, Chairman of the show’s planning committee.

Patrons at the Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity Show, Sunday, June 9 at the National Indoor Sports Centre will be in for a special treat when the island’s popular culture will be celebrated by some of Jamaica’s influencers in various sectors of the society.

Among the many performers are Pastor of Webster Memorial United Church, Rev. Astor Carlylem who will pay tribute to Ken Boothe, while academic Dr Sonjah Niaah, will participate in a sound system segment, featuring media and stage personality ‘Miss Kitty’, as well as DJs Russ Buss and Kevi the Kenetic. ZJ Venus will also be providing music leading up to show time and during intermission.

“We expect that all our performers will bring the house down and patrons to their feet,” said Cordel Green, Chairman of the show’s planning committee.

He said Roy Rayon and Eric Donaldson, who dominated the annual Festival Song competition for years, will be on stage.  So too will Notis Heavyweight Rockaz Band, having returned home from an extensive tour of Europe with their unique reggae sound and Neisha Yen-Jones, professional dancer and star of the Lion King, who will perform with her daughter.

According to Green, this year’s line-up will have few repeat performers; instead will feature several well-known persons from different professions who have volunteered to perform to raise funds for the over 500 wards of the Mustard Seed Communities.  So far, the show has raised nearly $100 million.

“We must thank our performers and sponsors who usually need very little persuasion to support Mustard Seed Communities and the children in its care. Each year new companies come on board, as the show has established itself as a calendar event for loyal patrons and newcomers alike,” Green said.

Ticket prices this year remain at $2,500 for adults and $1,000 for children and are now available at: Island Grill outlets: Portmore Pines Plaza, Sovereign, Manor Park, Cross Roads, Washington Boulevard, New Kingston and Twin Gates; Signatures Boutique, Lee Gore’s Business Centre; Liguanea Drug & Garden, 134 Old Hope Road; Mustard Seed Communities, 1 Mahoe Drive; Fontana Pharmacy, Barbican Square; Medicare Pharmacy Limited, 10 Wellington Street, Spanish Town and Mega Mart, Waterloo and Portmore.

The production is being directed by Michael Holgate, with Weston Haughton as Creative Director and the newly elected Chairman of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association, Ewan Simpson, as musical director.

 

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