Kotak Dron Concert

 

It was an event aimed to express support to all the Marshallese living abroad that are impacted by the COVID19 Pandemic. The Kotak Dron Concert was held on August 29, 2020 at local business man, Mr. Jerry Kramer, owner of Pacific International Inc.  compound at Rairok Village. In addition to the local popular bands and artists that performed that day, video clips of the Council of Iroj (House of Chiefs) speaking and supporting Marshallese abroad, lead responders from the Ministry of Health and Human Services, as well as off island testimonies were also featured at the event.

 

“Our team was involved in the production of the miss Marshalls pageant; the views for that event set the benchmark at around 10,000 live views. For KOTAK DRON concert, we had a goal of reaching that number or at least coming as close to it as we could. I’m glad to report that not only did we reach that goal but we surpassed that number three folds with nearly 30,000 viewers tuned in during the live feed!” said lead organizer and the mind behind the amazing event, Mr. Daniel Kramer. “We received nearly 2,000 comments. I have not read them all but most that I did read have all been very positive feedback… overall I think it’s safe to say that the show was a smashing success!”, Mr. Kramer reported in an email thanking the major sponsors of the event.

 

The National Disaster Committee/National Emergency Operation Center is one of the Major Sponsors for the event. Chief Secretary and Chair for the National Disaster Committee Kino S, Kabua wrote “There’s no express bigger than ‘Komool Tata’ in the Marshallese language. Thank you for making this happen but most especially- thank you for caring” in an email to Mr. Kramer.

 

The Kotak Dron Concert was cohosted by Miss Marshall Islands Billa Peter, Clerk of the Council of Iroj Mr. Melvin Majmetto, and Mr. Alson Kelen of Waan Aelon in Majol Canoe Project. The Concert was the first of its kind in the Marshall Islands and the NDC looks forward to more collaboration such as this to help support our Marshallese Citizen during these uncertain times.