Django Concerti presented Show Me Love, a non-profit musical marathon of international artists paying tribute to Clinton Fearon, on June 4th 2020 as a fundraiser for the artists featured. The event advertised a $5,000 goal on their GoFundMe page to fund entertainment venues all over the world and the many performers who have suffered financially during this time of COVID-19 closures. Show Me Love brought us all together in a time of so much uncertainty, with good music for a great cause!
For those of you who may not know, Clinton Fearon is a renowned artist from Jamaica. He played bass and did backing vocals in the 1970s with The Gladiators. The Gladiators toured the world as is known today as one of the founders of the roots reggae movement who went on to inspire many sub genres of music in every corner of the musical world. Clinton would remain with The Gladiators until 1987, where he then went on to release 13 studio albums as a solo artist. All of the bands featured in the Show Me Love marathon performed one song in tribute to the legend that is Clinton Fearon.
The lineup was jam-packed full of talented bands and solo artists from all over the world!
Upon tuning in, one thing became clear to you: reggae music, as well as talent, is not limited by borders, rather built on by culture. The artists featured each put their own style and cultural sound into their renditions of Fearon’s music and truly added their own streaming playlists. If you have been in a musical rut, this is the place to go to get a serious dose of some new music! We at Top Shelf Music would highly encourage you to donate to the Show Me Love fundraiser page if you didn’t happen to tune in. Hopefully, there will be another soon to follow!
Stay safe everyone!