A ST. MARY MI COME FROM
A St Mary Mi Come From is an annual stage show promoted by reggae artist Capleton and first held in 2000. After a 3 year hiatus the show was back in full force for its 12th anniversary edition in 2016. What characterizes the event is that there are a huge number of artists on the billboard, not in the least because they want to pay respect to Capleton. Furthermore, young and upcoming artists are excited to be on the billboard and see it as their chance to show themselves to the community. Finally, proceeds of the show go to selected charitable projects in the parish of St Mary. It's Capleton's way of giving back to the community, something that is expected of Jamaican reggae artists. This year Capleton will be staging a big 'back to school' event. Over the past 15 years, the concert has generated JMD 8 million for charitable projects in Capleton's home parish.
The last edition was held in august 2016. Expectations were that it would be hosted annually again. But there's a new and special edition for 2018: A St. Mary me come from COME A TOWN. Which means its a Kingston edition! Also the month has changed: it is held this year on Saturday November 10th.
Normally the show is obviously organised in St. Mary, more specifically in Annotto Bay. But since the 2018 edition is the 'Town' edition it will be held at the National Arena in Kingston.
The line-op has yet to be announced. To give you an idea of what to expect, this was the 2016 line-up: Beenie Man, Busy Signal, Chronixx, Bounty Killer, Cocoa Tea, Ninja Man, Barrington Levy, Romain Virgo, Adonia, Lady G, Terror Fabulous, Josey Wales, Ken Boothe, Louie Culture, Richie Spice, Tanto Blacks, Kalado, Jah Boukes, Munga, Warior King, Ikaya, Chuck Fenda, Chezideck, Ibah Mahr, Bushman, Jiggsy King, Zamunda, Ninja Kid, Loyal Flames and of course Capleton.
You can find lots of information on the well stacked A St Mary Mi Come From Facebook page.
Check out Capleton's website.