Jamaican Reggae Conscious Artist invited to perform at the 5th Summit of the Americas, Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago

It has just been announced that, The IV Peoples? Summit has invited Jamaican conscious reggae performer Dennis McKay aka Mackie Conscious, to be a guest performer at this year?s Fifth Summit of the Americas conference. This year?s event will be held for the first time in the Caribbean; the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from April 17 – 19, 2009.

Mackie having achieved International recognition for his conscious works in the Reggae Entertainment field, is world renowned as One of Jamaica?s Premier, Reggae Conscious Artists. It is fitting that the invitation was extended to Mackie, as this years? theme for The Fifth Summit of the Americas is: ?Securing Our Citizens? Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability?.

When asked, what is so special about this particular Artist? The response is always; That ?by all appearances Mackie truly lives and sings about the real consciousness of life?. This consciousness is shown like a beacon of light through the social awareness and positive messages in his music. From conscious songs such as ?The World is in Trouble? ?Cell phone on the Hip? to ?More Reality?, Mackie?s musical expressions seems to personify the person within.

It is well noted as of late; there has been much negative press on Reggae Artist going?s on. In such light; Mackie considers it an honour to be recognized for his positive lyrics and to be invited to such a prestigious event.

About The Fifth Summit of the Americas:

The Fifth Summit of the Americas will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad
and Tobago, from April 17th to 19th, 2009. It brings together leaders of
34 states in the western hemisphere (excluding Cuba). This is the first
time this Summit is being staged in the Caribbean.

The opportunity presented by the staging of the Summit of the Americas
in Trinidad and Tobago is being used by the social movements of the
hemisphere opposed to neo-liberalism to meet and to address an agenda
for the people of the hemisphere. This alternative forum, called the IV
Peoples? Summit is a drive for social justice, equity, peace and
sustainable development.

The V Peoples? Summit of the Americas will bring together members of
trade unions, non-governmental organisations, civil society, social
movements, agricultural groups, students, human rights activist,
cultural activist and a wide variety of other progressive networks and
persons from the Caribbean, Latin America and North America. The
Peoples? Summit will give participants the opportunity to discuss debate
and analyse contemporary issues through the lens of a peoples?
perspective in order to define new strategies towards establishing
alternative solutions to the many crises we currently face.

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