Last updated: November 14, 2017 at 17:21 pm
A concert being organised to raise money for hurricane-stricken Dominica has been cancelled.
According to Restore Dominica, a non-profit group of volunteers formed after Hurricane Maria hit the island, the show “has been postponed due to circumstances beyond our control.”
It had been due to take place on 18 November in Toronto, Canada.
Exile One, a Dominican band who pioneered the cadence-lypso genre in the 1970s, had been due to headline.
The band “loves their fans and hates to disappoint them, a statement from Restore Dominica said.
“A wholehearted thanks to all the musicians, artists and contributors who have stepped up and been involved in the organisation of the concert to date, we truly recognise the heartfelt support shown in helping Restore Dominica,” it continued.
Tickets will be valid for the rescheduled event. Those unable to attend will be offered a full refund at the point of purchase, the group said.
On their website, Restore Dominica says that their goal is to raise and release funds that seek to help rebuild Dominica’s infrastructure.
This includes schools and medical centres.