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A Benefit For Music And Education In The UVI Is Set For St. John

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 6, 2019: Less than two years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into the U.S. Virgin Islands, a technology, media and entertainment company that calls the islands home, is focused on helping the music students at the University of The Virgin Islands who were directly impacted by the disaster.

Intellectual Global Concepts, (IGC), has teamed up with The
Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis, The RTPark, The University of The Virgin Islands,
(UVI) and Grammy-Award winning Jazz Drummer, Dion Parson to present the first “Music Is Life” benefit.

The free event, with Eventbrite RSVP
required for entry, is set to get underway at 5 p.m. on May 18th and
run through 12:30 a.m. on May 19th at the St. John Bayfront at The
Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis, 10-41 Estate Carolina in Coral Bay, St. John.

This
event has a limited number of attendees and will be held in an enclosed area,
so music fans must register for entry only on Eventbrite or donate US $10-50 for a variety of donation packages,
including T-shirts and free drinks at the venue.

All event proceeds and sponsor donations will go to UVI for
hurricane relief, music education and recruiting students for performance
ensembles through the music program at the UVI campuses. Since 2017 the UVI’s
music program has been led by Grammy Award-winning NYC renowned drummer and USVI
native, Dion Parson.

“The UVI Music Program offers an amazing opportunity for
students attending the University of the Virgin Islands to earn the honor to
teach within the K-12 arena, providing local jobs, furthering the music culture
in the USVI and continuing to bolster the local communities,” said IGC
executives. “We are proud to be able to support this program through
scholarship funding for additional university expenses such as fees, housing
and books and supplies.”

The May 18th event will feature world renowned
South African electronic music maestro, Hyenah, who is known for his elusive
identity, top charting tracks on ‘Resident Advisor,’ and his performances at
top clubs across the globe. Additionally, the event will showcase USVI’s own
Cool Session Brass Band and the SHUT Down Band along with DJ Mike Swells of NYC
and local fire dancers and a drum circle.

Event attendees will also be able to
experience the local culture with several amazing food vendors and various
local merchants placed throughout the venue and the online Silent Auction
at 32auctions.com/musicislife, that features a fantastic selection of prizes, with
winners of the auction announced live at the event.

Taxis will be available to bring guests to the venue and
back for US $6 each way, while boat operators will offer trips from St. Thomas
to St. John throughout the entirety of the event along with late night options
for transportation after the event ends.

For
more information see Facebook
at facebook.com/musicislifeusvi/ and Eventbrite at usvimusicislife.eventbrite.com

Sponsors interested in collaborating
with IGC on this event can contact organizers at musicislifeusvi@gmail.com.

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