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It's all for the cause

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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THOUSANDS of patrons turned up at the biennial concert, Shaggy and Friends, held on the lawns of Jamaica House in St Andrew last Saturday.

The occasion featured strong performances from acts including Haitian-American rapper Wyclef Jean, British rocker Sting, Doug E Fresh, Aidonia, Barrington Levy, Junior Reid, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Wayne Wonder, soca stars Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons, Dexta Daps, Ding Dong and his Ravers Claver dance troupe, and Capleton.

“This is a cause and, for me, I can relate to Shaggy 100 per cent. It's similar to Haiti. I was the first one to bring a CT (computed tomography) scan machine to the country. People don't really understand that sometimes every little bit counts. Five cents is going to make a huge difference in a scope of dealing with a country like Haiti,” Wyclef Jean told Jamaica Observer.

“I'm here because for a man to sacrifice himself to public service it is the worst commitment for a rock star; when you look at going from being appreciated to have to go now and turn into what we call an international beggar. I'm here because this is very important,” he continued.

The event's proceeds are for the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew.

Here are a few scenes we captured.

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