Saturday, March 26, 2011
BIG UPS TO THE MIGHTY CROWN CREW, IRISH & CHIN & VP RECORDS!
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. Namely, Mighty Crown and Irish and Chin, with support from VP Records and media partner Irie Jam Radio, are staging "Reggae 4 Japan" on Thursday, April 21 at York College in Queens, New York. Slated to feature top Reggae music acts, the benefit concert's proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief. The country of Japan has experienced great devastation and crisis as a result of the earthquake, subsequent tsunami, nuclear power plant explosions and partial meltdown. Japan is in great need of aid as they deal with the aftermath of recent horrific events.
Mighty Crown, who was in Japan at the time of the Earthquake, witnessed the impact of the disaster on their homeland. Passionate about aiding Japan, Mighty Crown reached out to the Reggae community and they responded without hesitation. It's clear that Reggae music is a universal music and force that unites all people. Just as Japan wholeheartedly supports Reggae music and culture, the Reggae music industry/fans support Japan. "In this life, it's all about helping each other....when one is in trouble -- you reach out and help," says Masta Simon, co-owner of Mighty Crown. "I am forever grateful for the support of the Reggae community in this effort......with such a great need for relief in Japan, I am calling out to all people to help." "Regardless of one's connection to Japan -- be it Reggae music, electronics, automotives, fashion, etc. -- I am calling on everyone to come out and support," Masta Simon adds passionately.
VP Records dutifully stepped in to support "Reggae 4 Japan" by providing the majority of entertainment pegged for the line-up. Their swift response is an indicator of the commitment that the Reggae industry has to helping Japan. "We are happy to be involved in 'Reggae 4 Japan,' as Japan has incessantly embraced Reggae music and culture over the years," says Chris Chin, owner of VP Records. "We are showing our care and appreciation for Japan and thank our artists for donating their time and talent for such a good cause.......ultimately, we would like to see large numbers of people come out to support this extremely important event.
The line up will be announced in the days to come, once appearances are finalized. Based on the artists who have already confirmed, "Reggae 4 Japan" will be a benefit concert of epic proportion and for a great cause. IrieJam Radio also graciously stepped in to rally support from other radio outlets in the Tri-State area by coordinating advertising efforts, interviews and other support. IrieJam Radio is lending a hand to ensure that "Reggae 4 Japan" is widely promoted and well attended.
This year is Mighty Crown's 20th Anniversary, but without question -- the spirit for celebrating this year has changed since the disaster. Because of Japan's crisis, even after "Reggae 4 Japan," Mighty Crown will be dedicated to helping their homeland overcome. Specifically, Mighty Crown/Irish and Chin will donate a portion of proceeds from their anniversary billed events to support efforts in Japan. Mighty Crown encourages all people to come out to the "Reggae 4 Japan" benefit concert on April 21. More event details will follow. Due to limited space, only select media will be permitted into the event. If you are a media outlet interested in covering this event, please contact Irish and Chin soon.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
In response to the quake, The Red Cross has already launched efforts in Japan. Visit Redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone.
UNICEF is also coordinating efforts to help the children of Japan. Use this form on UNICEF's website to donate 100 percent of your desired amount to their fund designated for victims of the earthquake or text JAPAN to 864233 to donate $10.
International Medical Corps is responding to the health needs of the disaster's victims. Nancy Aossey, President & CEO, International Medical Corps said in a statement:
"We are putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities."
To donate or learn about other ways you can contribute to its medical response, visit Internationalmedicalcorps.org. Also, text MED to 80888 from any mobile phone to give $10.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending two three-person teams to the Iwate and Miyagi prefectures in Japan. To learn more about the organization's efforts or make a donation, visit Doctorswithoutborders.org.
Along with an appeal for monetary donations, Operation USA has also announced efforts to collect bulk corporate donations of health care supplies. If you are interested in donating bulk medical items, visit OpUSA.org
For any who have loved ones abroad, Google has stepped up to help. Along with a tsunami alert posted on its front page, Google has launched the Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake to help connect people that may have been displaced due to the disaster. Google has also launched a crisis response page filled with local resources and emergency information.
Judy Chang, head of PayPal's nonprofit group, announced that transactional fees incurred by money transfers to US 501(c)(3) organizations (or charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency) between March 11 and April 10 will aid relief efforts in Japan.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Remix of Quantic's tune "Dog with a Rope". Vocals by Don Roberto, an indigenous man who belongs to the tribe called Comca'ac, located in the coast of the state of Sonora, Mexico. His vocals were recorded by Pit, for the documentary he was filming at the end of last year named Comca'ac. Big respect to all the indigenous communities from all over the world.
Remix de la canción de Quantic, "Dog with a Rope". Vocales por Don Roberto, miembro de la comunidad indigena Comca'ac que está en la costa del estado de Sonora, México. Las vocales fueron grabadas por Pit para el documental que estuvo filmando a finales del año pasado y que lleva el mismo nombre, Comca'ac. Gran respeto para todas las comunidades indigenas del mundo.
Quantic - Dog with a Rope feat. Don Roberto (La Family Dub's Comca'ac Remix) by lafamilydub