By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer
AS they enjoy the tunes of yesteryear, guests of tomorrow night's benefit edition of the One Blood series are asked to party the night away for a good cause.
The philanthropic event presented by Concepts is a "old school" reggae party which is usually held twice a year, in August and December. This time around, proceeds will benefit Hands For Hunger, a non-profit which seeks to end hunger in The Bahamas.
The party will take place at the British Colonial Hilton from 7pm to midnight. And organisers are asking party-goers to make donations at the door to aid the organisation that works tirelessly year around to deliver meals to those in need.
Hands for Hunger will obtain the proceeds of the admission donations for the event. Persons are asked to make a minimum donation of $10 and to bring a canned food item.
"Hands for Hunger is one of my favourite community partners. They are a non-profit organisation that has been making significant strides to eliminate hunger and reduce food wastage in New Providence," said Leah Davis, organiser.
"Given the impact of the recent hurricane and the upcoming Thanksgiving season, I wanted to give back to the community and thought to do so by supporting an organisation that is on the front lines making a difference everyday."
A reggae lover herself, Leah designed the event to take mature party-goers back in time while also filling a void in Nassau's entertainment scene.
The event was introduced almost two decades ago, she said, and it often creates a feeling of nostalgia that people don't usually get a chance to experience.
"I think that one of the things that has made the One Blood parties successful is the consistency of the concept. Patrons have grown to expect a mature crowd who are simply out to enjoy a musical trip down memory lane, dancing the night away to the golden oldies of good, reggae music. What has certainly grown is the following and I am very grateful to the loyal One Blood patrons who have made the event a favourite over the years," said Leah.
While the event is presented by Concepts, creators of the One Blood party series, this edition is also being sponsored by the British Colonial Hilton and A Sure Win.
"People should come out for the perfect opportunity to enjoy your favourite old school reggae music by two of Nassau's most talented deejays, Selector Ty and Selector 3D, while you are giving back to persons in need in your community," said Leah.
The annual holiday edition, One Blood XVII, is slated for Saturday, December 30.