International Women’s Day 2014 Song Playlist

Today we celebrate all women worldwide and the theme for this year focuses on inspiring change and on ‘advancement for all women everywhere in every way’.

As we celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women, Abstract Square will like to dedicate a few songs to all the strong and brave women worldwide.

***Flawless РBeyonce (ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Run The World – Beyonce

Strength Of A Woman – Shaggy

This Woman’s Work – Maxwell

I’m Every Woman – Chaka Kan

Girl On Fire (Inferno Version) – Alicia Keys (ft. Nicki Minaj)

Superwoman – Alicia Keys

Women. Celebrate YOU.

PS. If you have any songs you’d like to add to this playlist, you can always leave in comments ūüôā¬†

Abstract News – “Release” Was A Success

Last Thursday, The Abstract Team got a chance to be a part of the audience to watch the showcase called ‘Release’ put on by the performing arts company, QUILT at the Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (UWI, Jamaica).

The aim of the show was to raise funds as they were selected to¬†represent Jamaica in Manchester, England at “Contacting the World”, an international theatre exchange project for young people involving young companies from around the globe this summer. They were¬†one of six fortunate companies to be invited.

The show was all about the application of¬†SOUND. LIGHT. WORDS. PASSION. and ART. to “Release” their creative energies.

Rayon, McLean, Artistic Director of the company says

I don’t believe in thinking outside the box; I never created one in the first place, so I don’t need to find my way out

and this was very distinct in the entire show.

The group raised the bar for performing companies around the world as they entertained a small audience on the university campus.. The show featured 7 pieces, ranging from singing to dancing to acting; some even incorporating all three.

We speak for all in attendance when we say that the show was well put together and they deserve all the success that comes their way. Immaculate production and many talented people!

Sponsorship was provided by local Production Company, Factory75

Check out the ‘Release’ Promo below and to see more photos go here.

РPhotos belong to  STUSH

Shaggy & Friends A Success

A few posts ago, we made mention of a charity event that was to take place in Jamaica to raise funds for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Kingston.

Rumor has it that the event was ASTOUNDING and turns out those rumors were true. Abstract Square had a chance to be in attendance and let us tell you, it was indeed a well put together event … THE BEST PART WAS – It was all done for the kids.

Great energy … Great food …. Great performances … all towards ONE goal!

Photo Courtesy of JamaicaUAV

Photo Courtesy of JamaicaUAV

The show started promptly at 10: 00 pm on January 4th and the musical line-up had the crowd raving until 3 in the morning. As previously announced many top Jamaican performers were booked including event host Shaggy, Tessanne Chin (The Voice Season 5 winner), NeYo,¬†Matthew Schuler (Top 6 Finalist from The Voice Season 5), Tarrus Riley, Konshens, Wayne Marshall,¬† Assassin, Chronixx, Sean Paul and there were even surprise performances. Mr Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley stopped by as well as Jah Cure.

It really was a night to remember and even as the show lights went off, the event coordinators found ways that everyone could still donate to the cause (See image below)

I dare you to care and give back to the children; even the smallest amount will help. I implore you – this is a worthy cause and one that needs everyone’s full support.

For highlights from the show and more, be sure to check out the Shaggy and Friends Facebook page.

XO

-Abstract Square