RCI St. Lucia
posted on August 31, 2016 15:15
The Leeboration Concert held this past Sunday August 28 at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground raised just over $53,000 in pledges during a live telethon that was broadcast on Choice TV, Calabash and DBS.
The concert (also broadcast on Kairi FM) was the biggest in a series of activities from the Artistes for Leebo Movement, a group formed to raise funds for Saint Lucian singer, songwriter and producer Francis “Leebo” De Lima. The owner of production house Heights Music was diagnosed with cancer in early August.
Leeboration was also an opportunity for the public to celebrate the artistry of the Saint Lucian cultural icon and patriot with performances from a myriad of artistes backed up by Ronald “Boo” Hinkson and Friends, Evalucian and DYP.
A special thank you for the outpouring of public and corporate support was delivered by Leebo’s daughter Leeryk De Lima closed off the evening, along with an emotional moment that was capped off by the singing of Leebo’s “Unconditional Love” by all the artistes who performed at the event. Organizers of Sunday’s concert have expressed gratitude to the patrons who supported the event as well as those who pledged. Special thanks have been expressed to corporate partners, artistes, technical crew and volunteers who contributed to the success of the activity.
A t-shirt with the official graphic image of the movement as designed by Ted Sandiford of Acid Kreationz is still available and will be on sale this coming Friday at the Gros-Islet Street Party from 9PM and at the William Peter Boulevard in Castries on Saturday from 10am.