Carol Gonzalez [email protected] Team Jamaica Bickle tribute to Olympian Donald Quarrie in NYC
In a performance to honor the stellar career of the five-time Olympian and Jamaican Statesman, Mr. Donald Quarrie, CD, or DQ as he is affectionately known. International singer Carol Gonzalez joined New York based band Ruff Stuff, Reggae singer Ed Robinson, Johnny Osborne and other entertainers at Sullivan Hall in Manhattan, New York City on Tuesday April 12, 2011. The event was the Team Jamaica Bickle’s annual Penn Relays reception. Carol Gonzalez, the international song bird thrilled the audience with a medley of her hit songs which included: ‘Second Class’ (originally done with Buju Banton), ‘Personal Delivery’ which was also a big hit for her across Europe and the Al Green classic ‘Here I Am Baby’. Gonzalez, as an avid advocate against domestic violence chose to close her set with a track from her 2007 CD ‘The Music in Me’ a crowd favorite—‘How Come, How Long’. Carol challenged her audience to speak out for and support the victims with nowhere to turn–of domestic violence. She cautioned that failure to speak in life-threatening situations can have deadly consequences.