Tuesday 14 July, 2020

USC to host 24-hour music marathon fundraiser for students

The University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) will be streaming an online music marathon to raise fundraiser for their Student Relief Fund.

In a statement, the USC said the ‘Stronger Together’ fundraiser will be streamed live via Facebook, Youtube and on http://usc.edu.tt from 6.00 pm Saturday, June 27, 2020, to 6.00 pm Sunday, June 28, 2020.

The USC said the Fund is an initiative of the University of the Southern Caribbean in response to the overwhelming need for financial aid as a direct result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The USC said it is aware that the current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting students and said with the Fund, it hopes to attract TT$10,000,000 (TTD) which will allow for grants to be offered to all students in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Terry John, VP Spiritual Development, urged the public to help students.

“In a world rife with terror and hate, USC stands by the values of love and compassion. We invite you to join the movement to demonstrate the kindness of Jesus which will enable students to pursue knowledge in difficult times.”

The USC said the ‘one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza’ would feature over 100 local and international music, dance, and spoken word performers including: 

Soul Soprano, Llettesha Sylvester-Charles (T&T)

Jazz Recording Artist, Kevin Whalum (USA)

Award-winning acapella group the St Hilaire Brothers (T&T)

Operatic Soprano, Monique McDonald (USA)

Saxophonist, Mark Bunney (UK)

Virtual Choir and Orchestra, AUP Ambassadors (Philippines)

Grammy Nominated Producer & Arranger, Roger Ryan (USA)

Musical Missionary Family, The Chitans  (Canada)

Digicel Rising Star, Kay Alleyne-Meloney (USA)

Recording Artist, Curt Hardy (South Africa)

The USC said the program promises a wide range of music styles, spoken word, and dance perfect for the family, nostalgic alumni, and music lovers everywhere.

To contribute to the Student Relief Fund or for more information, visit


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