Macy Gray, will be joining Shaggy on the Jamaica House lawn on January 3, 2009, for the kick off fundraiser of the New Year. The 41 year-old singer, producer and actress is keen on taking part in this effort that is slated to benefit The Bustamante Hospital for Children.
The brainchild of Grammy Award winner and 2009 nominee, ‘Mr. Lover Lover’ himself, the show is expected to facilitate the garnering of much needed funds for Kingston’s ‘Children’s Hospital’. Earlier this year Shaggy decided to throw the money gathering shin-dig, since it was heart-wrenching for him to see children in dire need of treatment and care that is available but not attainable because of low medical care budgets.
The concert is expected to raise enough money to acquire equipment that can save lives and put sick children and their parents at ease. The Bustamante Hospital for Children has the finest specialists, but if it is not operating in line with modern scientific and technical advancement, then most attempts at healing will be futile. Recognizing this grim and harsh reality, Shaggy threw himself into ‘Save The Children’ mode.
Macy Gray did not hesitate in accepting Shaggy’s invitation, as she too is no stranger to philanthropic involvement. Gray, who became a huge success in 1999 after her debut album, “On How Life Is’ sold over three million copies, has given back to her community through raising money for Habitat for Humanity and by creating the Macy Gray Music Academy for needy children, among other endeavors.
The raunchy voiced naturalist, is coming out with a new album soon, that she describes as ‘eclectic beats, organic and soulful’. She may perform songs from this upcoming album, at the ‘Shaggy and Friends’ fundraiser; but rest assured that Macy Gray definitely will be performing in discreet and fine style, as she has no intention of having a repeat performance of her Barbadian mishap, when profane language on stage put her in a bit of hot water with Bajan law.