Concert for Hope Launched as a Platform for Socially Conscious Fundraising
On January 28, 2017, The Caribbean Voice launched the Concert For Hope Series as a platform for socially conscious fundraising. The rationale is to provide clean, family type entertainment, while spreading anti-violence and suicide prevention messages.
The first concert was held in Orlando, Florida in collaboration with Sip and Chat Restaurant, which hosted the concert for free. Among those volunteering their services for free were singers and The Caribbean Voice spokesperson Satish Udairam and George Dover. Other artists who volunteered included Natty Ramoutar, now also a spokesperson for The Caribbean Voice, Ravi 2R Narine, George Nandan and Apache Waria. The emce for the event was Vice President of The Caribbean Voice, TV and radio personality, Shanaz Hussain.
Satish Udairam, Natty Ramoutar and Shanaz Hussain spearheaded this very successful effort, which was well supported by the host and a number of media including Guyanachunes.com.
Plans are afoot to make this an annual feature. Already a venue has been identified for 2018 and a date will set set sometime later in the year.
Concert For Hope Schenectady
The second Concert For Hope was held in Schenectady, New York on September 20, 2017. Artistes, all of whom were volunteers, included Satish Udairam, Natty Ramoutar, Nishal B, Ta.Vi.Ta, Ravi R2 Narine, Damian Sookram, Jash Bajnath and Omesh khemraj. Emce, once again, was Shanaz Husain. Scheduled to appear but did not make it were Dave and Phulmatie Yankarran and Apache Waria. Wata Flo who attended the event, was gracious enough to put on an extemporaneous performance.
In addition to Elite Lounge, which offered the venue for free, other sponsors were Upstate Auto Repairs, Ankerville Cricket Team, Chris Auto Repairs, Reatish Blacktop Sealing. DJ for the evening was Turbulence of Turbulence Hi-Power while Natty Ramoutar was the engineer.
Once again organized by Satish Udairam, Natty Ramoutar and Shaanz Hussain, this too was a very successful event, well supported by the host, Elite Lounge and its owner Dovendra Singh, Guyanachunes.com, Radio Guyana International Power Jamz, Enfx and Bacchanal Radios out of Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean Spice Radio (Canada) and The West Indian Newspaper, Rickey and Rueben Udairam. Plans are afoot to move to larger venue for 2018..
CONCERT FOR HOPE
Karaoke Dinner Dance