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Luciano and John Legend concert in Accra, Ghana

luciano_johnlegend_photosconcertgirls.jpgReggae artiste Luciano recently joined 5-time Grammy Award winner John Legend and South Africa-based Nigerian jazz guitarist Kunle at the Independence Square in Accra, Ghana for a benefit concert to raise funds to fight guinea worm, a waterborne disease. Dr. Kwesi Owusu of Creative Storm explained that "This is a great gesture of solidarity with the people of Ghana. Over 300,000 people have been displaced by severe floods in northern Ghana, whole villages and farms washed away, with real threat of famine and outbreak of diseases in the coming months... The concert is a rallying call and a timely response."

Luciano, born Jepther McClymont in Davey Town, Jamaica, is also called "The Messenger." He and John Legend will visit areas in northern Ghana that are affected by the guniea worm disease, and have dedicated their concert to the UN relief efforts in the country. Reggae music is popular in Ghana, and Luciano's Ghanaian fans are eager to hear performances of Never Give Up My Pride, Sweep Over My Soul, It’s Me Again Jah and No Night In Zion. The event will also include a traditional Ghanaian durbar concert with many local reggae artistes including Reggie Rockstone, Obrafour, Tinny, Slim Busterr, King Ayisoba, Ohemaa Mercy, Mac Tontoh, Gyedu Blay-Ambolley and Wulomei. The concert is being produced by an events company named Creative Storm and Tigo, a mobile telecom company.