Jamaica Gleaner / November 11, 2017 is the date set for the inaugural charity concert, ‘Sanchez and Friends – Keeping it Real’, organised by St Andrew Technical high school (STATHS) and its various alumni associations.
The concert is being staged in aid of the reroofing and expansion of the school’s auditorium, which is named in honour of the late principal – S.W. Isaac Henry.
For Sanchez’s part, he will be donating close to $2 million in performance fees and other charitable activities towards this initiative and his alma mater .
Sanchez, who is celebrating his 30th year in the music business, is returning to his roots, in performing for his school, having recorded his first hit, Lady in Red , while still a student at STATHS in 1987.
The event promises to be a stellar affair, where classmates, other alumni and the public at large will witness an up-close and personal, one-of-a-kind performance from Sanchez to commemorate the milestone.
STATHS will make a very special and unprecedented presentation to Sanchez, in recognition of his outstanding musical star-quality career for 30 uninterrupted years.
Past students from across the globe have already secured their flights in order to witness this momentous occasion.
Other past students who are donating to the cause, through significantly reduced performance fees are, Jai Kingston, Warrior King, Hawkeye, and possibly Lutan Fyah, who is currently on an overseas assignment but is doing everything to make it back for the event.
Veteran DJ and football coach Admiral Bailey is also booked for the show.
The artistes will be backed by Sanchez’s band and SANE international.
The show will be produced by veteran promoter Worrell King of Kings of Kings Promotions. King is also the stage manager for Reggae Sumfest, since its inception 25 years ago.