ATLANTA – Platinum selling Jamaican reggae recording artist Jack Radics will perform at the 14th Annual Taste of the World Gala, presented by Africa’s Children’s Fund at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel in downtown Atlanta on Sunday November 15 at 3pm.
Africa’s Children’s Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in need in metropolitan Atlanta and several countries throughout Africa and the Caribbean.
The Taste of The World Gala is a spectacular display of Atlanta’s premier chefs and their culinary talents featuring delicacies from different regions of the world. The Gala is the Africa’s Children’s Fund’s major fundraising effort to support childhood hunger prevention, mentoring and scholarship programmes. Since 1998, the event has raised funds to support and assist nearly 70,000 children and families in Atlanta and several African nations.
The ACF organization, which has long had an association with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, will extend its connection by including the Tutu Desks Project as one of the supportive programs. ACF will also be honoring him by unveiling a portrait of him the Saturday evening before the Gala.
Radics will perform before a ballroom filled with luminaries from the worlds of activism, entertainment and politics, including Honorary Chair for the Gala, and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, Founder and President of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Xernona Clayton and Thandi Tutu, the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
According to Radics, performing at this event represents a marriage of two of the things closest to his heart- art and advocacy.
“As artists we are blessed with the ability and the opportunity to use our gifts to touch hearts, raise awareness, and be an advocate on behalf of those without a voice. I am humbled and honored to be part of this important event and do my part in supporting the children of Atlanta and the wider diaspora. I have always believed we are each other’s keeper, and this is never moreso than it is today. I thank the ACF for inviting me to lend my voice to the cause and look forward to a truly special evening.”
Radics has been a major force in the worlds of reggae, soul and pop music for over a quarter of a century. He has sold over three million records worldwide and is in the Guinness book of World records for recording the fastest selling reggae remake ever of a popular song-Twist and Shout– on which he collaborated with fellow Jamaican artists Chaka Demus and Pliers, in 1993.
His latest single, Make You Mine, from his album Way 2 Long, is currently on Billboard’s Top 20 singles chart.