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.


-Abstract Square



We here at Abstract Square are all MUSIC LOVERS and with that being said it is a MUST that our television sets are set to NBC every Monday and Tuesday for The Voice. Tonight was EXTRAORIDNARY as the #Top3 gave their all to have America vote for them as the winner of The Voice Season 5!

We got to see a re-do of the finalists audition performances with Tessanne Chin doing P!nk’s ‘Try’, Will Champlin doing Gavin DeGraw’s ‘Not Over You’ and Jacquie Lee belting Amy Whinehouses’ ‘Back To Black’.

Later on, each finalist got a chance to sing with their coach – something we’ve been waiting to see since the beginning of the show!! Tessanne and Adam Levine did ‘Let It Be’ by the Beatles, Jacquie singing ‘We Remain’ with Christina Aguilera and Will singing ‘Tiny Dancer ‘ with Adam.

The final performances for the night were the best! We won’t lie, these 3 KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING!

Miss Tessanne gave us some Whitney soul with ‘I Have Nothing’, which was a SPLENDID performance!

Will Champlin warmed our hearts with his ‘Everything I do, I do it for you’ dedication to his baby daughter while Jacquie Lee performed the Jennifer Hudson rendition of ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’.

We have always been a fan of this programme – the way it is produced, the backup singers, the live band, the overall setting and of course they have a wonderful host – Carson Daly, who does a great job! Looking forward to a Season 6!

We look forward to the finals tomorrow where the winner will be crowned! The Season 5 winner will go home with $100,000 recording contract with Universal Republic Records! How exciting!! So get to voting & remember to vote wisely!

Who do you think will win tomorrow night? We think we know who it will be!