Reggae 'turning up' to help

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!

Dear Editor,

Reggae music has always been a very special music. It is a music which combines body and soul and makes you dance, smile, think and fight.

Reggae is powerful and reaches beyond all borders with its message of love, unity and respect. These messages remind us that we are, or should be, all brothers and sisters, no matter our differences.

Once more, through music and commitment, Stand up for Jamaica (SUFJ), a human rights non-government organisation, got strength and support for its projects from the global reggae community.

Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival, the largest reggae event in the world, this year invited SUFJ to take part in a talk at the festival which looked at crime and violence. Through that engagement, the festival organisers have decided to provide financial support to our projects, especially the ones which target minors and relate to the education of inmates. Big them up!

International reggae artiste Alborosie came to visit the prisons and learnt about rehabilitation activities. Alborosie donated materials to support the band room and the music project.

In Italy a special event took place in Savona, where a reggae night saw the participation of various artistes who performed at a fund-raising event for SUFJ.

United we stand, and we can work to build hopes for the future. Music is a magic instrument, and we thank the reggae world for honouring its message and for being an integral part of our rehabilitation work in Jamaica's correctional facilities.

Music will continue to be a relevant medium for sharing positive messages that help to educate people to fight for peace and create a more just society.

Carla Gullotta

Executive director

Stand Up for Jamaica

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon