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Shaggy - I Dare you Again

12/29/09

Permalink 09:46:38 am, by Skillachi
Categories: Entertainment, Culture

Shaggy - I Dare you Again

Shaggy is known as and for many things. He is known as Mr. Boombastic; he is known for his deep baritone voice (which strangely enough he hasnt been using as much anymore); he is known for the slew of hits he has released throughout his remarkable career including: Boombastic, It Wasn't Me, Angel, and Hey Sexy Lady (just to name a few); He is known for the grammy awards which he has won; He is known by his parents as Orville Burrell; He is known to be one of the few Jamaican artists who can get ladies to go crazy with the same speed as any Barry White song; and As of recently, he is known as a philanthropist. Ok no I'm lieing there, he has always been a philanthropist especially to places which provide assistance to children, but recently he has doubled... no tripled his efforts in his trade with his show: "I dare you".

I dare you banner *Taken from the shaggy make a wish foundation website

For all who didnt know, the concert is one where all proceeds go to the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Essentially, Shaggy lays out the challenge by daring Jamaicans to donate to charity. As somewhat of a reward for donating to charity shaggy provides a show which features headlining artists from across the music industry - this seems like a pretty fair trade in my opinion. Last year's show including acts such as Dancehall Giant Elephant Man, Soca monarch Allison Hinds, Dancehall Leading Lady... Lady Saw, Soul Queen Macy Gray, Reggae family Morgan Heritage, Reggae Queen Marcia Griffiths, Dancehall & Reggae Leader Buju Banton, Messenger Luciano, and the old guard of Tony Rebel, Freddie Macgregor and Barrington Levy and of course the big man himself, Shaggy (I did not have to give titles to all the artists... but it felt like the right thing to do). By the lineup alone this show is one of unprecedented quality, and last year it truly delivered.

I could go into the energetic performances given by all the performers and the fact that the show went off with very little hitches and was overall enjoyed by all (I mean... Elephant Man sang We are the World... how much better a show than that could you get), but I would just be singing praises which have already been sung, especially due to the fact that Shaggy raised over 27 million dollars for charity.

However from the success of last year's show Shaggy has yet again decided that he is daring Jamaicans to yet again make donations to charity, and this show looks to be just as exciting as last years. It is slated to be on January 2, 2010 and so far confirmed acts include: Baby Cham, Beenie Man, Papa San, Tanya Stephens, Michael Rose, Queen Ifrica, Sanchez, Ce’Cile, Toots Hibbert, Ding Dong, Machel Montano, Half Pint, Busy Signal, American R&B singer Joe and former UB40 lead singer Ali Campbell. This show is seemingly a much younger show than the previous but it is one of high quality and which I doubt will be disappointing.

Shaggy and Friends **Taken from Shaggy make a wish foundation website

All in all however I salute Shaggy for his efforts, this is something that not enough artists do to a great extent and especially since this is a children's charity makes this even more important. I expect this concert to be one of the leading concerts for the year and I hope that more artists follow suit... as a matter of fact I dare all local artists to do a show like this.

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