Jamaica 50 Celebration Inc., 21 Music, Calabash Musicand Delectant Media partnered to produce the international anthem, “Jump for Jamaica” – Canada’s contribution to the worldwide mosaic of artists and producers bringing their voices together in celebration of Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.
Jamaican-born music entrepreneur, Chris Smith, helmed the production. Smith is an innovator and trendsetter, founder of Chris Smith Management, voted Management Company of The Year by CMW and UMAC, and chosen Best of Canada 2010 by KA Magazine.
Proceeds from the sale of “Jump for Jamaica” benefit RISE Life Management Services, a non-governmental organization, established in Jamaica in 1989 as the island’s first outpatient treatment center for addictive disorders. Over the years RISE has adjusted its direction and focus to meet the current needs of the young at-risk population in Jamaica, particularly those living in inner-city communities. RISE is an acronym for Reaching Individuals through Skills and Education.