Positive Legacy presents Jammin in Jamaica
with Everyone Orchestra
With Special Guest Artists including: Members of ALO, New Mastersounds, The Revivalists, and MarchFourth Marching Band plus Steve Kimock, Kofi Burbridge, Allie Kral, Anders Beck, Paul Hoffman and more…will be joined by Jamaican artists…The Wailers, Chokey Taylor, DYCR, Kidus-I and in a Di Yard Band, DJ Big Head and such, The Heptones, King Yellow Man, Love Truly, Medical, Warrior King and Alex Marley
Monday January 6, 2014
at Reggae in the Sun
Location: Ras Astor Black Music & Arts Learning Institute in Falmouth, Jamaica
Purchase your ticket and make your donation now!
Join Positive Legacy for a visit to the Ras Astor Black Music & Arts Learning Institute at Trelawny Stadium in Falmouth for Jammin in Jamaica with an all-star Everyone Orchestra and conductor Matt Butler. This afternoon of interactive entertainment will benefit youth skills development in Jamaica. We are thrilled to meet students from the Music & Arts Learning Institute who will “edutain” us and share the skills they have been learning.
Jam Cruise guests will be treated to an authentic culinary and musically magical experience. During a one-hour collaborative musical workshop students will gain inspiration, encouragement and new skills. Jam Cruise guests will be schooled by culinary students on the art of Jerk, Jamaica cooking techniques. This enlightening hour of learning will culminate with a delicious shared lunch accompanied by a soul-satisfying jam session. For a completely authentic Jamaican afternoon experience, those hoping to get the blood pumping off the dance floor can join in a Futbol game.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Music & Arts Learning Institute, where tuition is always FREE. Funds generated by this event will aid the construction of a new audio and video recording studio at the institute. The institute was founded in 1994 by Ras Astor Black and is part of an exciting entertainment and sports complex, including a Reggae Walk of Fame. The institute provides tuition free education in all areas of the arts including music & video production, photography, culinary arts, radio production, broadcast journalism, marketing and advertising. Courses at the institute highlight the importance of education, teamwork, punctuality and discipline. The skills learned at the institute create tremendous opportunities for Jamaica's youth, for whom the unemployment rate is 32.2 percent.
We invite Jam Cruise guests to join us for an afternoon of music and connection in Falmouth on January 6th. Tickets for this event are $60 per person in advance or $75 if purchased on the boat, which includes the cost of transportation, Rastafari vegetarian lunch and a donation to the Music & Arts Learning Institute. All donations are nonrefundable and this event is rain or shine. To purchase tickets click HERE.
Cruiser Donation Drive
The Jam Cruise tradition of a cruiser donation drive continues. Please consider bringing an item on the wish list below as a gift to our beneficiaries in Falmouth, Jamaica - The Granville Child Care Facility and the Ras Astor Black Music & Art Institute.
- Composition notebooks
- Scientific Calculators
- Jean Skirts
- Girl’s & Woman’s tops
- Used Digital & Video Cameras
The Granville Child Care Facility was established 55 years ago as a safe haven for children who could not return home for a number of reasons. At present it accommodates 57 girls aged 12 to 18 who are deemed in need of care and protection for having been abused, abandoned or neglected. Children from the 14 parishes across Jamaica are brought to this safe house where they are cared for while attending school. While at the facility, the girls are also provided counseling, vocational training, art and traditional academic subjects.
The Ras Astor Black Music & Arts Institute, where tuition is always FREE, was founded by Ras Astor Black in 1994. The institute, which is home to our Jammin in Jamaica with Everyone Orchestra benefit event on January 6th, provides tuition free education to youth in all areas of the arts including music & video production, photography, culinary arts, radio production, broadcast journalism, marketing and advertising.
Drop off your donations on Day 1 in Positive Legacy Headquarters on Deck 7 in the La Luna Piano Bar. Please limit your donations to only the items on the list above as these are the only items we will have customs clearance for. Thank you!
Used Laptops Needed
Once again, Leaving a Positive Legacy will be conducting a used laptop drive to benefit one of our port cities. This year’s efforts will be focused on providing refurbished laptop computers to the Ras Astor Black Music & Arts Institute. Do you have a laptop you’d like to donate? We have a volunteer who will install fresh operating systems and wireless networking cards. Please contact Matt at email@example.com to discuss your computer’s specifications and to arrange for shipping.
Here's your chance to help us leave a Positive Legacy in the countries where we port! Our charity auctions provide 100% of the funding for Positive Legacy’s outreach projects which provide needed support to help improve the lives of children and families in the communities that we are blessed to visit. Silent auction items will be on display Day 4 - our day at sea - from 5-9pm at the Positive Legacy Headquarters (La Luna Piano Bar on Deck 7). There will be a wide variety of unique memorabilia including autographed photos, instruments and concert tickets. The live auction launches Day 5 at 10pm on the Pool Deck following the Everyone Orchestra performance!
Positive Legacy Celebration
Come celebrate all that the Positive Legacy and Greening teams were able to achieve on Jam Cruise 12! Matt Butler will lead another all-star lineup in an improvisation musical jam that will be the highlight of the cruise! Join us on the Pool Deck - Day 5 at 8:30pm. Artists involved to be announced soon
Hundreds of Jam Cruise passengers offset their airline emissions from their week of festival travel and in doing so have directly supported the 10,000 tree nursery that was started by Jam Cruisers in Haiti during Jam Cruise 10. Thank you to each of you who took the extra step towards reducing your impact through carbon offsets, and to Positive Legacy for their yearly $9,000 donation to offset the cruise ship’s CO2 emissions! If you still need to offset your air travel to Jam Cruise 11 please visit Trees, Water & People’s website today!
Positive Legacy Recap - Jam Cruise 11
Grand Turk & Caicos Day of Service and Celebration
Thank you Jam Cruise artists, volunteers, Bob Moog Foundation & CommUnity In Action for your contribution to the West Road Ball Park restoration project on Grand Turks & Caicos. Together we were able to level a field, plant vegetation and fix the park fence to help restore damages done to the public park by hurricane Ike. We were also able to donate over $6,000 to CommUnity In Action, who will oversee the installation of playground equipment in the park with these funds. While our volunteers were laboring in the park, Bob Moog Foundation operated Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, joined by special artist guests Bernie Worrell, Joel Cummins, Amlak Tafari and Rich Vogel. The SoundSchool engaged forty children of all ages and taught them about vibrations, waveforms, synthesizers, and more. In the afternoon, all groups united for a celebration with local cuisine and an extraordinary community jam. Hot Buttered Rum, ALO, Steel Pulse, Tony Hall, George Porter Jr., Jeff Coffin, members of MarchFourth Marching Band (five on stilts!), Garrett Sayers and Joey Porter of The Motetall came out to West Road Ball Park to collaborate with the local musicians. Half of the donation supplies collected on Jam Cruise were donated to the local school at the day of service. Huge thanks to everyone involved in helping us leave a positive impact on Grand Turks & Caicos through this one-of-a kind cultural experience!
Donation Drive for Eliza Simons School in Grand Turk and PACE Center in Fort Lauderdale
Thank you to the cruisers who donated school supplies and other items requested by Eliza Simons School of Grand Turk & Caicos and the PACE Center in Fort Lauderdale. Your generosity will benefit the students for months to come!
Thank you to the artists, photographers & guests who donated items, as well as everyone who placed bids and took home something special. Your generosity will support Positive Legacy’s upcoming programs and beneficiaries through the $27,000 collected this year on Jam Cruise! A special thanks to Lebo, who graciously donated his painting from the Moe set to the Positive Legacy live auction, and to Scott Law and Brock Butlerfor providing their talents during the silent auction.
Positive Legacy Celebration with Everyone Orchestra
Matt Butler put on another all-star jam in honor of the Positive Legacy and greening achievements. For those of you that were fortunate enough to connect with the on stage artists through crowd interaction; we say “Yes to Positive Legacy and Punk Rock!” This improvisational journey, led by the fearless Conductor, Matt Butler, gave way to the amazing collaboration of artists. Positive Legacy and the Greening programs would like to give a special thanks to the following musicians for their participation:
Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass), Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass), Jeff Coffin (DMB), Daniel Lamb (MarchFourth Marching Band), Al Schnier (moe.), Adam "Shmeeans" Smirnoff (Lettuce), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Andy Hess (SKB), Jans Ingber (The Motet), Jen Hartswick (TAB),Natalie Ceessman, Paul Creighton (The Motet), Zach Gill (ALO, Jack Johnson), Eric Bolivar (Anders Osborne), Jeremy Salkin (Big Gigantic), Jim Loughlin (moe.), Kyle Hollingsworth (SCI), Mike Dillon