Sat | Jun 6, 2020

Musical healing

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Tanisha 'Fetish 288' Barrett sparkled in this hot number
Fayval Williams (left), Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, hanging out with Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett enjoying the concert.
Having a good time are from left: Shaggy, CPJ's Mark Hartand President and CEO of Scotiabank David Noel.
The Tai Flora team of from left: Jacqueline Craig, Sascha Hossmann and his wife Dr Paulette Tai-Hossmann, and friends Sheron and Ewart Harris.
Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor and his beau Cheryl Neufville-Crooks.

There have been numerous conversations about the impact of music in bringing people together. That theory was tried and tested at the sixth staging of the Shaggy and Friends benefit concert.

Last Saturday, Jamaicans from all walks of life showed up at Jamaica House in support of one of the biggest charity events in Jamaica. 'Mr Lover Lover 'kicked off the show, exciting the women with his smooth and seductive lyrics, and also gave the men a lesson on being a good player. The patrons transformed into a choir when Sting hit the stage, moving in unison while singing their best versions of each hit. But this by no means prepared anyone for the mouth-playing guitarist Wyclef Jean or the electrifying set from Dexta Daps, who had all sections hanging on to every line he sang.

Even though the show boasted an impressive line-up with likes of Capleton, the power couple, Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin, to name a few, people were also there just to support the cause the expansion and improvement on the intensive care unit at the Bustamante Children's Hospital. The show continued into the wee hours of the morning, with patrons dancing, singing, socialising and setting social media on fire. The only question is, who will be on the show in 2020?