Known as one of the ‘super moguls’ in the entertainment industry, Qadree El-Amin was a close friend and business associate of the late Michael Jackson and is a close friend of the Jackson family. Qadree El-Amin is now seeking to honor the legacy of his late friend and business associate Michael Jackson with a new song announced on the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s passing.
A statement released by the Jackson Estate on the 10th anniversary of Jackson’s death says: ‘Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian. A decade later, Michael Jackson is still with us, his influence embedded in dance, fashion, art and music of the moment. He is more important than ever. But we best remember Jackson by paying tribute to his legacy of philanthropic work and ask music fans everywhere to make a difference in their community — whether it’s planting a tree, volunteering at a shelter, cleaning up a public space or helping someone who is lost find their way.’
Qadree El-Amin, along with all those connected with the Mahdah Urf Song and the subsequent Border Splash series of events focused on the environment, are all looking to continue Michael Jackson’s amazing legacy and join millions of people around the world doing so in their own way.
The Song Mahdah Urf (Earth Song Revival) pays homage to Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’ and his legacy but is unique in as much as it is a reggae song mostly sung by Reggae artists. With Reggae now being recognized as a world heritage by UNESCO, Reggae artists have been galvanized to step forward and take center stage on the issues of climate change, global warming, and the environment and the song Mahdah Urf (Earth Song Revival) is the rallying cry.
The list of artists performing on the track are mostly from The Caribbean, however, Chinese opera singer Jane Maria, Mexican singer Jah Fabio, Swedish singer Raven Reii and Brazilian rapper Kaos MC bring an international flavor to the song, which also features: Riche Spice, One Squad, Esco, Popin, Talis, V8nam, Maiyalee, Kymmi, and Andrew Robinson. The artists all came together as one calling themselves ‘The Mahdah Urf Collective’ for this project.
Qadree El-Amin is one of a global production team working not only with the Mahdah Urf (Earth Song Revival) song but also on a huge series of benefit concerts kicking off on the 31st of July 2019 at the SEG Arena in Switzerland which will be headlined by Grammy award-winning artist Buju Banton and a host of Reggae (and musical) Greats including Major Mackerel, Eek-A-Mouse, Etana, Rygin King as well as artists featured on the Mahdah Urf (Jackson Earth Song Revival) track. The Border Splash benefit concerts are geared at raising awareness and promoting action on the issues of the environment. The global production team is led by the Emperial Group’s Corin Smith (Bermuda), The Danger Zone Music Group (Los Angeles), Da Beatz Promotions (Jamaica), Big Regga (Switzerland), Shlepp Entertainment Ltd (London) and Virgo Consultancy Services Limited (Wales).
Qadree El-Amin and all those involved are hoping that the song and the event will not only galvanize the youth into action on the environment but also pay fitting homage to the philanthropic and environmental legacies of the greatest entertainer of all time, Michael Jackson.
For more information on the song and benefit concert visit www.Urflove.com
Written by Barbara Sobel
Emperial Group, Shlepp Entertainment, Quadree El Amin, Danger Zone Music Group
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