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NEW YORK | Alumni stage Easter concert to benefit high schools in St. James, Jamaica

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LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING. The New Creation Generation International (NCGI) Ensemble will perform live via zoom, on April 3, for charity. LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING. The New Creation Generation International (NCGI) Ensemble will perform live via zoom, on April 3, for charity.
NEW YORK, NY. Monday, March 1, 2021 --- While the government and allied stakeholders continue to assess the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on the delivery of education in Jamaica and beyond, alumni associations scattered around the globe, have had to change the way they fundraise.

That said, a consortium of New York City based organizations have come together for a charitable endeavor, this Easter. Billed ‘EASTER PRAISE’, an evening of gospel, folk and culture, the scheduled 90 minutes concert event on Saturday, April 3, is being done in collaboration with the alumni associations of; Herbert Morrison Technical, Maldon High School, Montego Bay High School, Mt. Alvernia High School, and the Montego Bay ‘Comets’ Athletics Club/Comets Club Int’l.

“What makes this particular effort so special, is that it’s being done in concert with our sisters and brothers from Montego Bay”, offered Barry Harvey, president of the Cornwall College Old Boys’ Association – New York (CCOBANY) Chapter, one of eight benevolent entities/chapters, globally.

Headline act is the award winning, multi-dimensional, NEW CREATION GENERATION INTERNATIONAL (NCGI) – which had its genesis on the UWI-Mona Campus in 1979.

“It’s all about e-learning and students need devices and so this is just another event to raise much needed funds from alumni and friends,” noted Baldwin McIntosh, president of the Maldon High School Alumni Association (MHSAA), one of the event planners.

“Well-known for its signature harmonies and a fusion of multiple musical genres, the group’s legacy is its continuously relevant sound”, according to a posting on its web page.

The group – NCGI – has featured at major religious events and festival throughout Jamaica and toured internationally. Their debut album, Always, was nominated for a JAMI – Jamaica Music Industry – Award for Best Gospel Album, as well as a Honeycomb Award for significant contributions to gospel music, in the 20th century.

The event is being held under the patronage of the Consul General of Jamaica in New York, Alsion Roach Wilson, and someone who has already done considerable work to help with the transition to e-learning in Jamaica.

Tickets to this virtual event on the zoom stage (platform) are $20, and can be purchased from any member of the participating organizations.  

Proceeds from the event will benefit ongoing programs at the participating schools, including scholarships and acquiring e-learning devices.

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Last modified onTuesday, 02 March 2021 18:16
  • Countries: Jamaica