Cultural artiste Etana will join the Lawman Lynch Foundation, 7PM this Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at The Deck to mark the official media launch and second staging of MUSIC for LIFE to be held this year at The Gardens, on Hope Road (Ranny Williams Entertainment Center), on May 29th. Music for Life in its second year follows on from its first staging in 2009 when it assisted in raising funds and other items, to assist in the re-building process for the Martha Children Home, which house children living with HIV, was destroyed by fired.
In a mandate, set down last year, of a commitment to uplifting projects, the Lawman Lynch Foundation has embarked on a different campaign this year dubbed “Rescuing our Children” in which Music For Life will serve as a catalyst.
The campaign expects to raise a substantial amount to provide for a local basic school in the inner city community and also a one year feeding program as a start for 100-150 children. Born out of the idea that too many of our nations children live in inhumane circumstances and below the average. The “Free Like a Bird” singer was deliberately chosen because of her music and her encounters with the plight of children.
Lawman Lynch, who heads the foundation of the same name, disclosed that Etana was really fired-up about being Special Guest of the event and was expected to speak on issues that would captivate crowds. The Youth and Community Resultant noted, “Etana is genuinely a fitting speaker to an occasion as this, as she has traveled the world, and have seen the plight of children around the world compared to children in Jamaica…she is verse on the issues and when persons turn out for the launch Wednesday they will see what I’m talking about.”
Before creating and launching “Music for Life”, a charity concert in its second staging, aimed at giving back to Jamaican children the Lawman Lynch Foundation has done a number of seminars on parenting, youth and community development. There is also another major project that the group works on in February during Valentines Week called Pass on the Love that reaches out to geriatrics and shut-ins across marginalized communities in Kingston & St. Andrew.
MUSIC for LIFE takes stage this Child Month, May 29th at the Gardens (at the location of Williams Entertainment Center) at a contribution of JMD$1000 Regular or JMD$2500 for VIP.