ALICIA KEYES' FOUNDATION 'KEEP A CHILD ALIVE', CARIFEST C.A.R.E.S. & REVIVAL REGGAE SUNDAYS JOIN FORCES.
The concert entitled CARIFEST C.A.R.E.S will benefit Alicia Keyes' foundation KEEP A CHILD ALIVE, whose mission is to fight the spread of AIDSBrooklyn, NY- On Sunday July 6th, Revival Reggae Sundays will host the FREE official after party for the 2008 Reggae Carifest concert. The after party will take place at the all new LOX Lounge in Fort Greene, Brooklyn starting at 9pm. The concert entitled CARIFEST C.A.R.E.S will benefit Alicia Keyes' foundation KEEP A CHILD ALIVE, whose mission is to fight the spread of AIDS and to raise awareness of the disease.
Expected guests for the after party include Billboard chart topper Matisyahu and other top reggae artists;Midnite,Slightly Stoopid, Joseph Israel,Groundation, Meta and The Cornerstones, Uriel Hamilton and Kayla Bliss. These artists will perform at the
CARIFEST C.A.R.E.S concert earlier that evening at the USTA Arthur Ashe Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.
The weekly Revival Reggae Sundays dance party has been hailed as "the revival" of the New York reggae scene. Revival Reggae Sundays features an all-star line up of New York's premiere djs including DJ Silence of Pointblank Sound and DJ Jase of 107.9 Flava FM. Special guest djs include DJ Gringo of Sirius Radio and British djs Mr. Milton & Sir David of the BBC Sound System. Revival Reggae Sundays has also hosted many live performers including top reggae artists Ky-Enie, Barbadian songstress Toni Norville, Judah Tribe & reggae legend Milton Henry.
Now in its 10th year, Reggae Carifest is the largest reggae concert in the United States, bringing together people from all walks of life to celebrate reggae lifestyle and culture. Launched in 1998, Reggae Carifest was initiated principally for uniting the West Indian/Caribbean Culture for one full day of cultural awareness, consciousness and celebration of the culture in the United States. Reggae Carifest caters to all genuine cultural expressions and aesthetics and is received by an eclectic group of people hailing from all walks of life. For more information about
Reggae Carifest visit http://www.reggaecarifest.com/.
KEEP A CHILD ALIVE is an urgent response to the AIDS pandemic ravaging Africa. With more than 28 million dead and 15 million orphaned, the disease continues, wiping out whole societies, threatening economic infrastructure and creating tragic family devastation. They provide life-saving medication, support, and orphan care, to keep these children and families alive. KEEP A CHILD ALIVE gives 100% of public donations to their cause. Co-Founded by Alicia Keyes, supporters and partners of the foundation include Iman, David Bowie, Sting, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Richard Gere, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, AOL Music, BET Holdings, Bloomberg LP, CBS, Continental Airlines, HBO, Kenneth Cole, L'Oreal, Macys/Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sony and Time Inc. For information about KEEP A CHILD ALIVE visit http://www.keepachildalive.org/.
Venue: LOX Lounge, 15 Putnam Ave. Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (Cor. Fulton St & Grand Ave)
Admission: FREE all night with Reggae Carifest Ticket Stub or FREE before 12 with RSVP $10 without
www.ReggaeSundays.com or 718.930.1316
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