THE VOICES OF SWEET JAMAICA – All Star Remix – Jamaica 50 – MV MUSIC

Irina Mossi Love Detective

Happy 50th Birthday Jamaica! Sweet Jamaica” just got alot more flavor.
“Sweet Jamaica”, has a whole new set of names attached to it and an all
star video to prove it.
Joining Mr Vegas, Shaggy and Josey Wales on
“The Voices of Sweet Jamaica” is Shaggy’s fellow Grammy winner, Beenie
Man, rising star Christopher Martin, foundation deejay U-Roy and
dancehall super group T.O.K. , as well as the ‘good’ gyal Ce’Cile and
international performer Barrington Levy. When you add in Tony Curtis and
Singing Melody (one half of Jamaica’s favorite harmony group, LUST) as
well as Marcia Griffiths, Cocoa Tea, Freddie McGregor and Leroy
‘Heptones’ Sibbles the “The Voices of Sweet Jamaica” are a virtual who’s
who of the nation’s musical legacy.

Not only does “The Voices of
Sweet Jamaica” build on the success of the original song to create a
fresh vibe just in time for independence celebrations but all proceeds
from the sale of the all star version of “The Voices of Sweet Jamaica”
will directly benefit the Mustard Seed Community in Jamaica. Mustard
Seed provides residential facilities to abandoned Jamaica children
living with HIV as well as mental and physical disabilities. Currently,
Mustard Seed serves children in Kingston proper as well as the parishes
of St. Catherine, St. Andrew, St. Ann, and St. James.

“This is a
tremendous gift of time, talent and treasure from these musicians, some
of whom are from the inner-city communities that we serve.” stated
Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon, founder of Mustard Seed Communities. “We
truly appreciate Mr Vegas selecting us as beneficiaries of this
life-sustaining gift to our children”

Jamaica has no shortage of
individual stars in countless areas and arenas. So it is particularly
moving when individuals come together for a cause in which the sum is
greater than the individual parts. The energy around Jamaica 50 has
inspired this sentiment time and again. “The Voices Of Sweet Jamaica” is
one way for everyone to continue to enjoy the excitement while also
making a difference right here in Jamaica through the work of the
Mustard Seed Communities.

The point person for the project is the
song’s original creator, Mr Vegas. “My friend, songwriter, Indra Rudder
had the vision for the original song and now look how many great voices
on this one track. This is truly a blessing,” he says. “I am especially
happy that we will create awareness and hopefully raise a lot of money
from this project to aid Mustard Seed Communities. Thanks to everyone
who shared in this vision as we celebrate our independence as one

If you’re thinking, “Wow, all these people are doing
something good for Mustard Seed, that sounds too good to be true”, well
we thought that might be the case. The forthcoming “The Voices of Sweet
Jamaica” music video will put those concerns to rest. Directed by Jay
Will (Game Over) “The Voices of Sweet Jamaica” video shows what is
possible when the seed is planted for community building. Seeing in
living color Daddy U-Roy up to Christopher Martin all inside the studio
at the famed Anchor Studios in Kingston is just more visual proof of how
the music and the community go hand in hand.

According to
Ce’Cile, the combination of music and community is what Jamaica is all
about. “I’m totally excited to be a part of what was already a great
project, and I’m especially excited since the proceeds of the sale of
the song goes to charity. “The Voices of Sweet Jamaica” really
represents the vibe and energy of a united Jamaica and the various
artists that Vegas has chosen to be on the song is a reflection of just
how diverse and versatile we are.”

And Barrington Levy expressed
his gratitude to both Mustard Seed and his fellow artists. “Not only am I
glad to be able to play my part but since all proceeds from the sale of
the song are going to charity that makes it even better.”

time, the performers of “The Voices of Sweet Jamaica” are asking the
reggae and world music-loving public to lend a hand as well. All
proceeds from the sale of the song “The Voices of Sweet Jamaica” will
help Mustard Seed fulfill its mission to keep Jamaica sweet today, and
even sweeter for future generations of Jamaicans.

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