Reggae singers Tarrus Riley and Ky-Mani Marley will join Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bolton at the Issa Trust Foundation benefit concert for children scheduled for Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios, St. Ann on May 27 .

Paul Issa, president of the foundation, says the goal is to raise enough to start construction on the Mary Issa Health Center, a pediatric and adolescent care center near Richmond, St Ann.

“The Issa Trust Foundation has been working since 2005, and we basically focus on St. Mary/St. Ann and the Westmoreland/Hanover area near where Couples Resorts has its hotels. The idea is to focus on the children of Jamaica. Our primary focus is pediatric healthcare, but we also do quite a bit in education. We have set up computer labs at Three Hills Elementary School, we have not worked at Annotto Bay Hospital…St. Ann’s Bay Hospital and what we’re doing now is hosting this concert with the Mitchells (Wayne and Tami) as emcees, and it’s going to be a great evening,” said Issa, who is also the president of Couples Resorts. dancehall magazine.

The Issa Trust Foundation previously held a charity gala in November 2022 with Third World headlining. They managed to raise US$417,000; exceeding the goal of US$200,000. It’s unclear how much more they’re looking to raise.

Bolton performed in Jamaica at the 2007 and 2013 legs of the Jazz and Blues Festival in Montego Bay. He is widely known for hits including Provider of souls, I said that I loved you… but I lied, and I miss you now.

Diane Pollard, President of the Issa Trust Foundation, further said that the concert will be a memorable experience and is imploring patrons to support the worthy cause.

“Music brings people together and we know how much Jamaicans love Michael Bolton, and Michael Bolton loves Jamaica. We hope that everyone will come not only to enjoy the music; of When a man loves a woman to How am I supposed to live without you? and more, but I also know that they are helping to impact the lives of children knowing that all proceeds will go to the Mary Issa Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center,” he said. dancehall magazine.

During his last visit to Jamaica, Bolton told the Jazz and Blues team that the reception he receives from his Jamaican audience forced him to return to the island.

“When people meet your music and embrace you here in Jamaica, it also gives us goosebumps as artists and reminds you of how many years people have been listening and embracing your music. It is such a powerful experience that I said that I would like to come here for the rest of my life. So, I wasn’t exaggerating,” she said in 2013.

The line-up for the Issa Trust Children’s Charity Concert is promising as all the acts have carved out a niche for themselves.

Ky-Mani, for example, received a Grammy Award nomination in 2001 for her third album. many more paths. The album was preceded by Like father Like Son (nineteen ninety six), Trip (2000), and was followed Milestone (2004), Radio (2007), Teacher (2016), and conversations (2016) with Knight.

He contributed to two songs that entered the Billboard Hot 100, namely I have to be… movin on up with PM Dawn, which peaked at number 90, and avenues with Refugee Camp All Stars and Pras, which peaked at number 35.

Riley, on the other hand, is best known for songs like she is real, simple blessings and just the way you are. His track from 2015 Powerful it was Certified Silver in the UK in 2021.


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