On March 11th, 2011 Japan experienced one of the most devastating natural disasters. They were the victims of an earthquake, 8.9 in magnitude which also rocked the hearts of the Japanese and non Japanese community. In response to this, thirty four members of the Jamaican music community voluntarily came together to compose, “15 seconds/ You’ll Rise Again”, a title which was appropriately fitting.
Just a few months ago, Japan was victim to a most horrific earthquake tsunami that culminated with a nuclear meltdown, affecting the lives of thousands to this day. It’s as a result of this that the recently launched Recovery Japan Foundation has secured the support of Japanese and Jamaican artistes to host a charity concert entitled Night of Tango, Jazz and Reggae. This will take place on June 20, 2011 at the Philip Sherlock Centre on the University of the West Indies’ campus in Kingston.
To support Japan’s earthquake relief, Japanese sound system and ambassador of Reggae music Mighty Crown and their management team Irish and Chin, are calling on the Reggae community and all people for help.
In a show of love and support for the Japanese community after last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami devastated sections of the country, Junior Reid and his One Blood family have come together to raise funds to be sent to Japan in aid of those affected by the disasters.