A FOUNDATION in honour Gregory Isaacs, one of Jamaica’s greatest reggae singers, has gone global with the launch of GI Foundation Ltd in different African countries. The creators of the foundation are following up the last wish of the “Cool Ruler” Gregory Isaacs: “Remember me for my Music”.
The aims and objectives that are set out for the Gregory Isaacs Foundation include:
• Setting up a music academy for children and adolescents from low-income families
• Organising events for talents, as well as established artists, to allow for the opportunity of unfolding.
• Equally generate income that makes the foundation independent of sponsors, by starting to offer Gregory Isaacs Music Catalogue via CSP Service, based on local distribution circumstances individually by each country.
• Expansion and establishment of the music market, based and tailored to local circumstances, which serve for the expanded distribution of music. (Not all regions of the country have internet access to known download portals, so other resources are used.)
Next year the foundation will be celebrating Gregory Isaacs’ 70th Birthday together with Original Jamaican Jerk Fest in different European and African countries.
The kick off is Essen’s Original Jamaican Jerk Fest in Essen, Germany. Since 2010, Essen has been the cultural capital of the Rhine-Ruhr and Ruhr Metropolis, and celebrating also 10 Years Cultural Capital.
Jamaica and its culture have been welcomed in the country and demonstrates its cosmopolitanism and intercultural exchange.
On Saturday, November 30, Gregory Isaacs Foundation UK Ltd Sunshine Entertainment presents Gregory Isaacs Red Carpet Affair. To buy tickets, click here.