CMEA give it up for Haiti

Cayman Music and Entertainment
Association will hold a musical benefit concert in aid of Haiti relief efforts
Tuesday, 16 February.

The show, which will feature about
20 local bands and a host of individual acts, will last from 5pm to 3am, CMEA
President Jean-Eric Smith confirmed. He said that the association had timed the
event to allow concert-goers to stay until the show ended and relax the
remainder of Ash Wednesday.

The concert will be held at the
Oasis Courtyard at the Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre, West Bay Road.

 “As all proceeds will go towards Haitian
relief,” said CMEA Secretary Derri Dacres.

The release said that donations
would be collected at the event by Lean on Me committee members. The final sum
raised will be handed over the Cayman Islands Red Cross to boost its Haiti
relief efforts.

“Whilst charity begins at home, I
find it fitting that we are donating our collective time and talents to our Caribbean
neighbours,” Mr. Smith said.

“Many of us may not recall but as
poor a nation as Haiti, they were among the first to send us aid during our
time of need in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan. It is also Black History Month
and a very fitting occasion to remember Haiti and their role in the modern Caribbean
we all enjoy today,” he said.

Admission to the CMEA Haiti relief
concert is free up until 9pm and $5 up until 3am. Early-bird drinks specials
will be available.

The event’s organisers, sponsors
and musicians are donating their time and services for free. Any company or
individuals willing to donate further services or time to the event are asked
to contact Ms Dacres at 926-7724 or email CMEA at [email protected].

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