Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wayne Marshall Addresses Homelessness and Family Planning in Jamaica

Wayne Marshall (forefront)
It is a fact that most successful artistes in Jamaica support several families and individuals other than their own financially and for as long as their careers last.  While some have specific charities, others have people visiting their homes daily for financial assistance and other which they usually adhere to if and when they can, not because they want to but because they believe they should. In this case, Wayne Marshall has sought to extend himself further by not just giving financial support, but lending his voice, offering solution and asking for help for homeless adults and children in Jamaica.

In a recent publication in the local gleaner newspaper, Wayne Marshall has come forward to speak on the issue of increased number of homeless children and adults living on street corners of Jamaica, the family and family planning.  The article written by Gleaner Writer, Curtis Campbell captures another side of the Ghetto Youths International recording artiste,a true Jamaican, concerned citizen and patriarch.

Describing the family as the element which can either prevent or facilitate growth in the

number of homeless people, Marshall appeal to fellow Jamaicans to extend more courtesy to
Wayne Marshall & wife Tammi Chin 
the homeless charging that if they (the homeless) had another avenue from which to survive, sleeping on the streets would not have been an issue.

Although hard at work preparing for the release of album, 'Tru Colour' come November 26, Wayne Marshall said he's concerned as a Jamaican, "it's a horrible feeling that so many people are on the corners begging.  I always give them a little of what I have when I can.  I even know some of them on a first-name basis because I interact with them" he told the Gleaner.

In regards to 'family planning' Wayne Marshall appeal to adults to carefully plan how they will finance a family saying, "fathers and mother have a role to play.  These homeless kids have or had parents at some point.  Parents must now gauge themselves on how much children you can manage - one man all have four kids and don't know how he will support them.  There is also an issue of teenage pregnancy which might be a cause as well" he said.

According to the Gleaner, the Social Investment Fund donated the sum of $65 million in 2011 towards erecting a shelter for the homeless in Kingston which they (the Gleaner) is unable to obtain an update by the relevant authorities .  Wayne Marshall, who is currently promoting a single entitled, "Stupid Money" said "there are a lot of areas that the Government needs to pay attention to, but the homeless need to be put in a safe place."
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Tru, Tru, True...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tessanne Chin made "The Voice" Live rounds; Making it thus far is one step closer to winning

YUSSSSS!!! Tessanne has successfully made it to "The Voice" live rounds and #teamtessanne is requesting your support to propel her to the finals! Yes, the Jamaican #breadandbutta contestant has gotten fellow Jamaicans home and abroad as well as caribbean neighbours all up in their feelings fully supporting her campaign, always blown away by her superb efforts, drive, focus and determination to leave an indelible mark in this competition.  Tesanne is already a first entering this particular competition as well as first Jamaica to make it this far Congratulations!

Team Tessanne is effectively out and about encouraging anyone and everyone to "show support in as many ways possible" for the Jamaican voice powerhouse and reminding us that "making it to the live rounds of the VOICE is only the first step."  Tessanne need your votes and participation to make it to the next round so here is what you need to do.

Download as many times as you wish STRONGER,  TRY, NEXT to ME and Vote! Vote! Vote! Tessanne Chin at TheVoiceDotCom

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Morgan Heritage "Ends Nah Meet" is CONCACAF Women's Under 17 Championship official theme song

Morgan Heritage
Morgan Heritage's latest single "Ends Nah Meet," has been selected as the official theme song for the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship 2013, following Jamaica's last leg of FIFA's World Cup Trophy Tour.

"Ends Nah Meet" off their most recent album Here Come the Kings has been playing at all the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 soccer events. The eight countries that will be visited during the tournament are Jamaica,  Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, United States, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago.  Jamaica's IRIE FM radio is the exclusive radio partner for the tournament in Jamaica and is currently running a nationwide promotion for the single.

"As avid football (soccer) fans, it is always an honour to be apart of any campaign that brings together the world's of music and sports.  We grew up playing all sports, but as Jamaican descendants we've always had an affinity for the national sport of our homeland Jamaica," says percussionist/vocalist Mojo Morgan of Morgan Heritage.

Morgan Heritage, known worldwide for their riveting live performances, are also on the road again this fall. To see tour schedule click facebook or visit youtube to watch the "Ends Nah Meet" currently number #1 video on Jamaica's CVM TV Hit List, directed by the band and Mazimilian Shelton and has already received over a quarter miller views!