Many Welcome Monty Alexander ‘Home For Christmas’

It was a win, win situation, to go and see a performance by a musician par excellence, while giving back to your alma mater. That was the mantra of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Global Giving Programme, organisers of Sunday’s Monty Alexander Benefit Concert, with The Harlem Kingston Express.

And the long line of traffic leading to The Jamaica Pegasus hotel and house crew adding more chairs, spoke volumes of their feat. But it was the showmanship that transpired on the open stage of the hotel’s transformed ballroom, that many will be talking about.

Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor of UWI, and conceptualiser of the programme, described Monty Alexander’s performance after the show as wonderful and heavenly.

“I died and went to heaven and then I woke up and came back. I was prepared to stay where I went. It was wonderful. Where do we go from here? It was so superb; just what we need. Here is the issue, when genius is generous, the angels smile and he is generous and he is giving back,” Beckles concluded. Read more

Source: Jamaica Gleaner