Benefit Announced to Provide Relief to Caribbean Islands Affected by Hurricane Irma
“Caribbean Relief and Rhythms” to feature Canada’s top DJ’s D’Bandit, Dr. Jay and DJ Starting From Scratch
Wednesday, September 27th At The Phoenix Concert Theatre
TORONTO, ON - Friday, September 15, 2017 - On Wednesday, September 27th, The Phoenix Concert Theatre will play host to “Caribbean Relief and Rhythms”, a benefit for the Caribbean Islands hardest hit by Hurricane Irma. The event will feature top talent from Toronto and the Caribbean, with proceeds going to local charities in the islands that are working tirelessly to provide aid to people affected by the devastation.
Hurricane Irma was the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, pummelling several islands including Barbuda, St Maarten, Anguilla, and St Barts. Thousands of residents have been rendered homeless; the Prime Minister of Barbuda is calling the island “barely habitable”.
Funds raised will be disbursed through the Caribana Arts Group, whose members are communicating directly with individuals and organizations in the islands. A bank account has already been set up to receive donations prior to the fundraising event, and will stay open to receive donations throughout October. Details below.
“Caribbean Relief and Rhythms” will feature DJ sets from legendary D.J.s D’Bandit, Dr. Jay and D.J. Starting from Scratch, as well as appearances from a number of musical guests, including multi Juno Award Winner Exco Levi, and Soca For Life creators Kerwin Du Bois and Lyrikal. Tickets are $20, and are available through ticketgateway.com.
Caribana Arts Group has also arranged for a container to be set up at the venue, to collect essentials for the displaced residents of Barbuda. Items needed include diapers, baby food, dried and canned milk, soap and toiletries. A full list can be found below.
Tickets for Caribbean Relief and Rhythms will be available beginning today, Friday, September 15th, through Ticket Gateway.com.
Caribbean Relief and Rhythms
A Toronto Benefit for Islands Affected by Hurricane Irma
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Doors: 8 PM
Tickets: $20 (plus service charges)
VIP balcony seating and preshow meet and greet $50 (plus service charges)
Donations can be sent to:
Transit # 1020
Account # 5526306
55 King Street West
Cheques should be made payable to Caribana Arts Group
List of essentials needed:
Dried and canned milk
New baby clothes
Sheets (all sizes)
Underwear (children, males, females)
Large garbage bags
First aid kits
Shaving kits (male and female)