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Anti-violence concert tonight

A Jamaican reggae artist whose daughter was fatally shot last year will be performing at an anti-violence concert this evening.

Singer, songwriter and producer Anthony Cruz has visited Bermuda before and is aware of the violence plaguing the island.

Concert organiser Keith Simmons said: “Mr Cruz is here to promote anti-gun and gang violence. He lost his 15-year-old daughter to gun violence in Miami and is still trying to get over it. He would like to come and bring a positive message and let people know how he is trying to deal with his loss.”

Mr Cruz was nominated for Best Male Reggae Artist in the British Reggae Industry Awards in 2012 while his Too Bloody track features dancehall giant Buju Banton.

The concert, sponsored in part by Gang Violence Reduction co-ordinator Pastor Leroy Bean and Michael Weeks, the Minister of Social Development and Sport, is due to take place at Devonshire Community Field on Loyal Hill from 5pm to midnight.

Mr Simmons, who helps to supervise young men from court services on community service, said: “I thought it would be nice for us to end our summer by bringing this positive message across. We fundraise for charities including Raleigh Bermuda and funds raised will help with the upkeep the Devonshire Community Field.”

Tickets are available at the gate for $25.

Too much blood: reggae artist and anti-violence campaigner Anthony Cruz

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Published September 29, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated September 29, 2018 at 8:47 am)

Anti-violence concert tonight

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