Busy Signal recently launched his new Busy 2020 Helping Hands Foundation geared towards helping to purchase medical equipment for the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital.
The dancehall deejay launched his first charitable organization at the Jewel Dunn’s River Resort and Spa in St Ann earlier this month.
“I always wanted to give back and I always wanted to do it on a wider scale,” Busy Signal said. “I always give back. I’ve donated computers to the Brown’s Town High School.”
“We intend to have a very big show,” Signal added.
Busy Signal, born Reanno Gordon, says this is not the only charitable project he has planned. The deejay says that he will be announcing some new ventures in the coming months.
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Nick Cannon, host of America’s Got Talent, has been keeping the information hush hush surrounding his movie project, King of the Dancehall.
However, Loop Jamaica has confirmed that Beenie Man, widely regarded as the ‘King of the Dancehall’ in entertainment circles, will do a performance in the movie, and he may also land a cameo role.
“Beenie Man will be performing a song in the movie but we have been approached for him to actually be cast in the film and have a speaking role. Beenie is definitely interested in being part of the film, after all he is the King of the Dancehall,” Rohan ‘Blue’ Smith said.
Since last December, Nick Cannon has frequented the island doing castings as well as undergoing dance training for the upcoming movie. Several artistes which span dancehall, rap and R and B, will be making cameo appearances.
Big names such as international rap superstar Busta Rymes have been spotted on the island this week. The rapper, who has Jamaican roots, was featured on Instagram posing for a picture with well known wardrobe personnel, Dexter ’3D’ Pottinger.
Canadian/Jamaican singer Kreesha Turner, who is seen posed on the back of a bike sprayed in the Jamaican colours, is also a lead in the film. Turner is signed to Cannon’s Ncredible label.
Defending champions Calabar lead a quartet of Jamaican school down to compete in the Championship of Americas 4×800-metre finals on Saturday’s third and final day of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
Kingston College, Holmwood Technical and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) are among the fastest 12 teams from Friday’s heats to qualify for the finals.
Calabar ran 8:00.12 seconds, with the team of Gawayne Porter, Norman Pittersgill, Orville Dixon and Alex Hutton, to get in as one of the slowest teams.
Kingston College was the fastest Jamaican team after clocking 7:56.36 seconds, with the team of Kadeem Willis, Chad Miller, Delano Rochester and Miguel Morrison.
STETHS ran 7:58.45 seconds with Acdane Campbell, Paul Tate, Shemar Salmon and Jauavney James, while Holmwood ran 7:59.85 seconds, with Rogaye Granston, Denvare Robinson, Kajay Walker and Daniel Glave.
Jamaica College, Edwin Allen and Spalding all failed to qualify.
And five Jamaican schools, led by Calabar High are down to contest the Championships of Americas high school boys’ 4×100-metre event, which is also scheduled for Saturday.
However defending champions and record holders Jamaica College which used two jumpers on their team and ran 43.09 seconds, 21st best, and failed to get into the finals and so a new champion will be crowned.
Kingston College, St Jago High, Calabar, St George College and St Elizabeth Technical will be joined by TC Williams of Virginia, DeMatha of Maryland and St Johns College of Washington DC in the final.
Loop News Service
United States Naval Ship Comfort (USNS), a Mercy-class hospital ship is to provide medical services to Jamaicans during its visit next month.
Minister of Health Dr. Fenton Ferguson and U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno announced that the USNS Comfort will visit Jamaica during the early part of May 2015.
While berthed in Kingston, the Comfort’s crew will provide medical services, conduct professional medical exchanges with their Jamaican counterparts, and engage in community outreach projects at schools across the island.
“I welcome this visit by the USNS Comfort, which is another demonstration of the strong partnership between the United States and Jamaica”, said Dr. Ferguson.
Ambassador Moreno commented: “The Comfort’s mission – providing free, world-class medicine to our neighbors – underscores the enduring friendship between our two countries and the generosity of the American people.”
Roots singer Yami Bolo made his first appearance in 10 years in the United Kingdom earlier this month with six dates in that country.
The 44-year-old artiste performed in London, Newcastle and Nottingham along with Addis Pablo, and the Suns of Dub which includes Trinidadian singers Jah Bami and Ras Jammy.
“We started in the country an’ full up things in the city. Everyone was well-received,” said Bolo.
The main show on the trek was Kulchasplash which took place at Electric Brixton club on Easter Monday. Jah9 and Anthony B were also featured on that gig.
Yami Bolo had been unable to perform in the UK due to ‘visa problems’. It was one of the areas his music first found favour while he was a protege of dub legend Augustus Pablo, father of Addis.
Born Rolando McLean in the Greenwich Town area of Kingston, Yami Bolo emerged as a teen performer during the mid-1980s with singer Sugar Minott’s Youth Promotions.
Dancehall songs like When a Man is in Love paved the way for roots-reggae songs likePuppet Master and Put Down the Weapons in the 1990s.
Bolo is currently working on an album titled The Singer.
Loop News Service
Jamaican flags flew high in Barbados last Sunday at the 2015 Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival as headliners Popcaan, Mavado and Gully Bop thrilled the thousands who came out.
But Jamaicans weren’t the only patrons who were receptive to the artistes – the Bajans were pleased that their artistes were able to perfom on the big stage with the Jamaicans.
Check out the highlights in the video below: