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Jamaican singer joins Caribbean Voice on suicide prevention campaign

first_imgThe Caribbean Voice’s newest spokesperson, Garfield Mclean called “G-Mac Citylock”The Caribbean Voice (TCV) has welcomed its newest member, Jamaican reggae and dancehall star, Garfield Mclean, popularly known as “G-Mac Citylock”, to its suicide prevention campaign spokespersons team.The Jamaican star joins a number of other media and entertainment stars on TCV’s spokespersons team including chutney singers: Satish Udairam (Guyana/Florida), Natty Ramotar (T&T/Florida), MC Drew P (Guyana/Canada), reggae singer and university lecturer, Jah (George) Dover (Guyana/California), versatile singer Roger Hinds (Guyana), media personalities Lakshmee Singh, Imran Ahmad and Shanaz Hussain (US).Comprising of mainly volunteers, TCV is engaged in suicide and abuse prevention in the US, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, with plans to officially launch in Canada and Jamaica within the next two years, followed by the rest of the Caribbean region.This organisation’s work is premised on five pillars mainly: advocacy and lobbying,research, information dissemination and awareness building, training through workshops (seminars and outreaches), counselling interventions and building stakeholders’ collaboration for social activism.Others issues which TCV focuses on include: gender-based violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, elderly abuse and, to a lesser extent, drugs and alcohol addictions.G-Mac has been embraced by some of the most influential music practitioners and has been involved in a number of notable collaborations, such as with the reggae legend Ken Boothe, in a remix of his hit song “Everything I Own” and three collaborations with Sizzla Kalonji, including the remix of his hit song “Holding Firm” which garnered rave reviews and accolades.“I am about music that can inspire and elevate, but I am also about fun music that will help people release the stresses of life,” the artiste noted. In fact, G-Mac has released his own suicide prevention song called “Love Your Life” which has added another dimension to his music as he seeks to play a critical role in saving lives.For this inspirational song, “G-Mac Citylock” worked with Beenie Man and Fido Guido from Italy. The song is currently receiving international airplay in Australia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean as efforts are being ramped up to promote suicide prevention.last_img

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