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Countdown to Musical Bliss: The International Women of Reggae
Brooklyn is getting ready for the convergence of resplendent songbirds set to take the stage at 8:00PM on April 25, 2015 for the staging of the highly anticipated International Woman of Reggae, #IWOR
By: In the Wilderness
Headlining the #IWOR will be Etana who recently performed at the UN when her song "Better Tomorrow" was installed as the anthem for the international campaign to end ebola. Over the next two years, Etana will donate the proceeds from all downloads of the track to benefit children orphaned by Ebola. JC Lodge, widely known for the ‘80s mega hit Telephone Love will be there to remind that love can still be powerful and fun while former child prodigy and ‘90s sensation, Nadine Sutherland, responsible for hits like "Action" and “Anything for You” will be in the house reminding that more action and “not a bag o’ mouth” is what we need.
The constellation of stars also include 2015 Juno nominee Tasha T from Toronto, Dancehall divas lady Ann and Junie Ranks, emerging artists Chyna Nicole and Kristine Alecia and, making her Brooklyn debut, the fast rising Shuga.
From the month long celebration of women in reggae to mark Women's History Month, to the continuing CPR Songbird Challenge a social media challenge which implores reggae lovers to “whip out a phone and sing like a songbird” recording and posting 15-30 seconds of a favorite reggae song, CPR has engaged many, with Songbird videos flowing in from around the world via the web in support of CPR’s efforts to preserve and grow reggae music.
All of the festivities have contributed to a steady build up of momentum and with less than 10 days to go before the #IWOR event, many are counting down the days. CPR a ten year veteran of reggae preservation has hosted many events in times past, beginning with the 2005 staging of the annual Reggae Culture Salute but the International Women of Reggae #IWOR event is the first of its kind for the organization, in celebration of the 10 year journey. Sponsors include VP Records and Dennis Shipping.
Tickets to the event range from $30 to $60 with a special $100 VIP package that includes a post show meet and greet with the artists, refreshments, photo ops and more also available. Group discounts are available for choice seating but time is running out as the countdown continues.
Reggae lovers are urged to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to share in a night of hits in a celebration of the feminine energy in reggae music. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.cprreggae.org or call 718 421-6927