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Reggae gala benefits the kids

Revival Reggae Sundays will host the free official after party for the 2008 Reggae Carifest concert, July 6 at LOX Lounge in Fort Greene, starting at 9 p.m.

The concert, CARIFEST C.A.R.E.S, benefits Alicia Keyes’ foundation Keep a Child Alive, whose mission is to fight the spread of AIDS and to raise awareness of the disease.

Expected guests for the after party include Billboard chart topper Matisyahu and other top reggae artists including Midnite Slightly Stoopid, Joseph Israel, Groundation, Meta and The Cornerstones, Uriel Hamilton and Kayla Bliss.

Revival Reggae Sundays features an all-star line up of New York’s premiere DJs. Now in its 10th year, Reggae Carifest is the largest reggae concert in the United States.

For information about Reggae Carifest, visit www.reggaecarifest.com.

Keep A Child Alive is an urgent response to the AIDS pandemic ravaging Africa.

LOX Lounge is at 15 Putnam Avenue between Fulton Street and Grand Avenue. Admission is free all night with a Reggae Carifest ticket stub or free before midnight with an RSVP; $10 without. To RSVP, email rsvp@reggaesundays.com.

For information, visit www.reggaesundays.com or call 718-930-1316.

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