Performance to raise funds for hurricane relief efforts

Kerwin DuBois, Dr Jay and Lyrikal

A benefit performance to raise funds for hurricane  relief efforts in the Caribbean, will be held at the Phoenix Concert theatre in Toronto on Wednesday September 27.

“Caribbean Relief and Rhythms,” as the event is called, is organized by  the Caribana Arts Group (CAG) in association with the Phoenix Concert theatre and leading Toronto DJs.

A news release from Phoenix Concert theatre  says the event will feature DJ sets from legendary D.J.s D’Bandit, Dr. Jay and D.J. Starting from Scratch, as well as appearances from a number of  guest artistes, including multi Juno Award Winner Exco Levi, and Soca For Life creators Kerwin DuBois and  Lyrikal.

Proceeds from the performance  will go to local charities  in the Caribbean that are working to provide aid to people affected by Hurricane Irma , the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, the release notes.

Funds raised will be disbursed through the CAG whose members are communicating directly with individuals and organizations in the islands.   A bank account has already been set up to receive donations prior to the fundraising event, and will stay open to receive donations throughout October.

Donations  can be sent to TD Bank (Transit Number 1020 – Account Number 5526306).

The CAG has also arranged for a container to be set up at the venue to collect essentials for the displaced residents of Barbuda where 30 per cent of all the homes on the island  were reported to have been demolished.  Items needed include diapers, baby food, dried and canned milk, soap and toiletries.

Tickets for “Caribbean Relief and Rhythms” can be purchased through Ticket