The reggae community is stepping up their support for the Japanese people amidst the devastating earthquake that wreck havoc in the Asian country.
Popular Japanese base sound system Mighty Crown along with their management team Irish and Chin are staging Reggae 4 Japan benefit concert in New York next month, and are calling on everyone in the reggae community to support the initiative.
Top reggae label VP Records and media company Irie Jam Radio are already on board the event which will be held on April 21st at the York College in Queens.
“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 added.
VP Records owner, Chris Chin also weighs in on the initiative.
“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 thanking our artistes 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.
Proceeds from the event will be given to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief.
View images from the aftermath of the disaster here.