Charity concert dubbed a success

by: Abria Cooper, FN News Reporter - Published Friday, December 30, 2016

Local artists recently partnered to organize a charity concert for Hurricane Matthew victims beginning at around 7:00 p.m. in Port Lucaya Marketplace’s Count Basie Square.  


According to organizers, the event was a success as it uplifted the spirits of the residents of Grand Bahama right before the Christmas season. 


Singer-songwriter Tony Lowe, who recently released his fourth single aptly titled ‘We’ll Rise,’ to inspire Bahamians to unite in support of each other during this challenging time.


“I started writing the chorus for ‘We’ll Rise’ almost three weeks before the storm hit,” Lowe said. “I had this feeling we needed to come together as a country and rise together to support each other. After seeing the devastation that the storm caused on our island, alone, and realizing that Grand Bahama wasn’t the only island affected, I knew that the whole country could benefit from a song of hope,” he added.


Lowe, who enlisted the help of 15 fellow artists to bring this empowering anthem to the public, noted that the song’s message was too important to sing alone. 


‘We’ll Rise’ features contributions from Tomii Culmer, PeeJay Blaze, Emmanuel Stuart, Vanessa ‘Divine Lady’ Clarke, Doranell Brown, Erik Russell, Paige Nixon, Shavado Bastian, Javan Hunt, Janelle Thompson, Patron Missick, Vinessa ‘Harmony’ Theoc, Georgina Ward, Shelley Carey-Moxey and Shirley Lowe.


Lowe and his talented friends performed the moving song for the first time, during a free concert. 


The “Still Standing After the Storm” live event included performances from local singers, dancers and orators who asked that all attendees bring a donation of canned goods and other non-perishable food items to present to the Salvation Army and Bahamas Red Society Cross Grand Bahama Centre. 


The donation will benefit hurricane victims and other families in need.


Published  Friday, December 30, 2016 


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