Maxi Priest to Headline the AFJ 2023 Gala After Get together Soirée in NYC

NEW YORK – On Friday, October twenty seventh, the American Mates of Jamaica, Inc. (AFJ) will host its 2023 Hummingbird Gala on the iconic Plaza Resort in New York Metropolis. The AFJ will host its After Get together Soirée starting at 9:00 pm which contains a efficiency by internationally famend Grammy nominee Maxi Priest, music choice by Max Glazer, and an open premium bar.

Maxi Priest at AFJ
Maxi Priest

Maxi Priest is a British reggae artist of Jamaican descent finest recognized for singing reggae with R&B affect, also referred to as reggae fusion. He was one of many first worldwide artists to have success within the style. In 1990, Priest charted primary on the US Billboard Prime 100 together with his tune “Near You”, turning into certainly one of solely two British reggae acts to take action. He’s collaborated with different artists equivalent to Sly and Robbie, Shaggy, UB40 and extra. In 2021, he was nominated for the Grammy Award for Finest Reggae Album together with his album It All Comes Again to Love.

For greater than 4 a long time, the AFJ has awarded over  U$20M  in grants to offer well-needed help in schooling, healthcare, and financial growth throughout the island. Funds raised through the Gala and After Get together will go instantly towards the AFJ Grant Program and particular applications which shall be highlighted on the Gala.

Award Recipients

This yr the AFJ will current awards to Danny Wegman, Chairman of Wegmans Meals Markets Inc., Paula Kerr-Jarrett Wegman, Social Entrepreneur, Sherrese Clarke Soares, Founding father of HarbourView Fairness Companions, and Janice Hart of Yale New Haven Hospital.

The Gala begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, which ends up in a premium four-course dinner and the award presentation earlier than the After Get together efficiency.

Restricted Gala After Get together Soirée tickets can be found on the AFJ web site at For extra info please contact [email protected] or name 212-265-2550.

Company sponsors of the 2023 Hummingbird Gala embody Wegmans Meals Markets Inc., Sands Household Basis, JetBlue, GraceKennedy Ltd., Cari-Med Group Ltd., Steuart Basis, and Hegemon Capital.