Uprok Announces All Liberian Music Festival

first_imgT. Mark Korpu, the Chief Executive Office of Uprok Event Entertainment event organizer Uprok Events has announced a music festival which is intended to ensure the monetization of Liberia’s rising music industry.The All Liberian Music Festival, according to T. Mark Korpu, the Chief Executive Office of Uprok Events will be held on March 14 at the famous Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) featuring several A-list and emerging artists and will bring together top producers and record label scouts in search of new artists.“The festival is predicated upon the need to sow neatly and tightly the loose intra-cultural relationship in Liberia by using music as a potent weapon of intercultural understanding, and medium of appreciation for the country’s arts and culture,” says Korpu.He added: “This year’s festival, like any one of our past events, will leave fans mesmerized with a lot of an unforgettable triple-treat experience.”The Uprok CEO added that, being the first of its kind in Liberia, the festival is also aimed at promoting unity among the players in the Liberia music industry—something which has been lacking over the years.“We will also like to announce that certain percentage of the total revenue generated will go to a development project to aid the industry, and this will be an entertainment arena that will host not least than 8,000 people, “he said.The Uprok CEO added that this festival is in line with Pillar one of President George M. Weah Pro- poor Agenda to empower Liberians with the tools to gain control of their lives through more equitable provision of opportunities in education, health, youth and development.Meanwhile, Mr. Korpu has called on the Government, business owners, small and large companies, influential individuals to join the company’s efforts to make the festival a success.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Quartz Hill guard faces felony charge

first_imgLANCASTER – A Quartz Hill High security guard accused of assaulting the school’s principal was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on a felony battery charge. Andrew “Rocky” Santos, 42, is scheduled to be arraigned April17. He is free on bail, defense attorney Jason Rubel said. Santos is accused in a March13 attack on Principal Mark Bryant, who suffered a broken nose and jaw, and a shoulder injury. Neither Rubel nor Deputy District Attorney Guillermo Santiso would comment on the specifics of the case. A popular figure on campus according to several students, Santos has garnered support from Quartz Hill High students and parents. Two students were suspended for wearing “Free Rocky” T-shirts in support of Santos. The case has stirred a legal controversy, with the American Civil Liberties Union alleging the suspensions violated the students’ constitutional rights. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more