As we close in on the one-year anniversary on the stunning death of highly promising Jamaican singjay, Jordan Phillips, more popularly known as J Capri, an event will be held in her honour to celebrate her life and music.
The Celebration of the Life: J Capri is an upcoming event put on by J Capri’s mother, Oradell Carwin, set for December 17th, a week before what would have been her daughter’s 25th birthday. It will be staged at the Spades Nightclub on Phoenix Avenue in New Kingston and will feature performances from former collaborators, Charly Black and Konshens as well as Jahmiel, Sean Paul, Demarco, Starface and Romain Virgo among others.
ZJ Liquid, DJ Smurf, Nikki Z, Boom Boom, Javy Supreme, Mattic and Kemar Genius will be the selectors on offer for the show.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the J Capri Foundation, established to assist specially selected students to attend the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, where J Capri studied music.
In addition, a scholarship fund was recently founded in the singjay’s honour by the Funding the Cause Foundation in collaboration with Carwin to reward GSAT students. Each scholarship is valued at JA$250,000 and five schools have already been assisted through the foundation.
Carwin is still coping with the loss of her daughter, telling the Jamaica Star, “It has been extremely emotional and overwhelming just remembering that last year this time she was still alive, and how happy and proud I was knowing that she’s doing so well and about to do greater things. But the Almighty had other plans for her, I guess. So I ask for strength and courage from the highest powers so that through the J Capri Foundation her memory will be perpetuated in the heart of her fans and the music industry.”
J Capri was involved in a single vehicle accident along Barbican Road last November in which she suffered a fractured skull and lost a lot of blood. Despite numerous blood donations and belief from doctors that a full recovery was possible, she succumbed to her injuries on December 4, 2015, two weeks after the accident.
J Capri was known for hit songs such as Whine and Kotch (alongside Charly Black), Pull Up To Mi Bumper (alongside Konshens), Reverse It, and Lyrics To The Song. She was discovered and later signed by Head Concussion Records founder and platinum-selling producer, Tarik ‘Rvsssian’ Johnston.