Entertainment

Stampede Inmates recognise

BY KEVIN JACKSON
Observer writer

Friday, August 11, 2017

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For the past two years, one-time producer Boswell “Stampede” Lammie has been instrumental in the Early Monday's initiative at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre in Spanish Town.

The effort is a joint venture with Billy Joe Media and the correctional officers, to assist in the rehabilitation process of the inmates.

“We do a concert the last Monday in every month. We take entertainers into the prison to perform for the inmates. These entertainers uplift, inspire and entertain through performances,” Stampede told Splash.

“The initiative is successful as inmates have begun socialising and are living a different life. There are also talented inmates who perform. The prison also has a band with great musicians.”

So far entertainers including Tony Rebel, Freddie McGregor, Mutabaruka, D'Angel, Nesbeth, Jahmiel, and Queen Ifrica have entertained the inmates.

Stampede was recently presented with an award by inmates for his contribution to their rehabilitation process.

“It is a great feeling to be recognised by inmates plus prison staff. They see the committed effort I put in to make the inmates unite and they are appreciative and look forward for this concert each month,” he said.

Originally from the Waterhouse area of the Corporate Area, Stampede got his start in the music industry as a producer in the late 1980s. Among his productions are Cool Down by Cutty Ranks, and Cute And She Nice (Sizzla).

After taking a break from the music scene, Stampede emerged as a street promoter, promoting songs for several artistes.

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