Behind the scene of STARTING OVER shot in Jamaica starring Bunny Wailer, Luciano, John Holt, Triston Palma, Marcia Griffith, Josey Wales, Ken Boothe and Coco Tea.
MORE FOOTAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY FILM “THE FREEDDIM” !!!
A family of Japanese-Brazilians who had their homes wiped away by the massive March 11 tsunami are now trying to rebuild their lives in Brazil. Luckier than tens of thousands of other tsunami refugees who are still living in shelters, the family were bought back to their birth country by Brazil’s foreign ministry.
When Roseli Takashi and her sister-in-law, Mary Takashi, heard the tsunami alerts in the northeastern city of Onagawa on March 11, they raced out of their homes with their daughters in time to save themselves. But their homes were not spared.
An outdoor vigil was held in Chile for the Japan quake on Wednesday.
Japan’s ambassador to Chile, Wataru Hayashi, welcomed Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno to the event.
Ambassador Hayashi says international support in crucial in helping Japan rebound from the disaster.
[Wataru Hayashi, Japanese Ambassador to Chile]:
“I was deeply touched by the words shared today and solidarity and encouragement from everyone in the past. Although our country has been facing a national crisis since March 11, we will make an effort to rebuild a new, safer and more livable country in the spirit of something good coming out of something bad. To do that, we need solidarity and support from our allies.”
Chile has made a remarkable recovery from an 8.8 quake in 2010 which hammered towns, roads and industries and killed more than 500 people.
This is the official music video for STARTING OVER by Jamaican Allstars. Song is recorded by Legendary Reggae Artists, such as Luciano, Bunny Wailer, Maricia Griffith, Ken Booth, John Holt, U-Roy, Carl Dawkins, Yellowman, Little John, Coco Tea, Triston Palma and more… All proceeds will be donated to Japan Red Cross.
I really appreciate what they done for us, the Japanese people. We all unite as one and make better dayz.
‘Starting Over’ and ‘Matsushima’ are the latest efforts by Japanese natives living in Jamaica, Jun Tochino and Yumiko ‘Yumi’ Gabe, to aid in disaster relief funds for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
The two who are well-known in the Jamaican music industry approached several artistes with the idea to do a song of which the proceeds will go to the relief fund and they said many of reggae’s great legends stepped up right away to lend their talent and names to the worthy cause.
“Me and Jun, we were thinking what we can do because we are so far from Japan. We are involved in reggae music a lot here, so we a use music to help,” Yumi told the STAR.