Source: Jackson Source / Taryll Mania/ 3T Facebook
Taj, Taryll and TJ are currently in the UK and Taryll Mania reports that, according to 3T’s management, the brothers are preparing to hit the stage and perform at a charity event “Convidere L’Amore” (Sharing Love) with the following dates and cities:
Dec 5th – Rome, Auditorium Del Seraphicum
Dec 6th – Milan, Auditorium Pime Di Via Mose
Dec 7th – Torino, CCollegio San Giuseppe
Dec 8th – Verona, Teatro Don Calabria
“3 T” is organizing a charity tour through Italy, in collaboration with the Romanian association “SHARING LOVE”, for the poor children living in the Chalbi Desert, Maikona, Kenya.
At the event there will be performances by Taryll, TJ, and Taj Jackson (3T), the sons of Tito Jackson, who along with uncles Marlon, Jackie, Jermaine, and Michael made up the Jackson 5/the Jackson’s. Rounding out the families of entertainers are aunties Janet, Rebbie & Latoya. Blessed with this exceptional DNA and talent of their own, 3T is back to carry on the legacy.
It has been said : “Multiply and replenish the earth.” Little did Joseph and Katherine Jackson know when they started their family that they would give birth to the world’s most esteemed dynasty, producing descendants so synonymous with pop primacy that the names of Michael, Tito, Marlon, Jermaine, Jackie, Randy and Janet are unmistakable as icons individually as well as part of the hallowed Jackson musical heritage.
3T are part of that celebrated family tree. As nephews of King of Pop Michael Jackson, arguably the world’s greatest entertainer, and sons of Tito, the second oldest Jackson brother, and the late Delores Jackson, they have inherited the ultimate pop music pedigree. What’s more, the trio – Tariano (Taj), Taryll, and Tito Joe (TJ), have managed to deliver on their innate musical promise, with their debut effort, “Brotherhood” having sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Released in October 1995, the album with contributions from Corey Rooney and Mark Morales (Producers of Mary J.Blige), Gardner Coole (Madonna), Denniz Pop (Ace of Base), Babyface (Whitney Houston) and Michael Jackson, has garnered the group a huge fan base, particularly in Europe. Significantly for non-native, 3T have graced over 100 magazine covers and draw smitten mobs to meet them at venues and airports, surpassing even Boyz II Men and Babyface in overseas record sales.
3T’s first single, “Anything” which was composed, performed, and produced by 3T, has gone gold in the U.S., Denmark, Belgium, Norway and the U.K., selling over two million copies worldwide. “Anything” combined with the singles “Why”, “I Need You”, “24/7″ and “Gotta Be You” gives 3T an impressive five Top Ten hits in the U.K. alone.
The album went gold in the U.K., Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Thailand and the Philippines, exceeding gold to achieve platinum in France. With more than ten worldwide tours under their belts, 3T are now back to do a new arena tour in the U.K. and Europe.
Living up to their musical legacy, is second nature to “The Three T’s” as their mother Dee Dee affectionately referred to her sons. The brothers witnessed first-hand the frenzy of the elder Jacksons’ success, and the mega success of Michael and Janet. Yet they kept their show business aspirations to themselves during their formative years, absorbing a myriad of musical influences including the Jacksons, The Beatles, and Bread, focusing on sharpening their skills on piano, guitar, drums, bass and later computer equipment.
After stockpilling an impressive collection of material, their uncle Michael was thrilled to take them under his wing, allowing them access to his entertainment resources and signing 3T to his fledgling record label, MJJ Music. Michael not only gave his blessing but also the creative freedom his nephews needed which results in them writing more than a dozen songs of release. The best of these comprise the 12 tunes on “Brotherhood”.
Proud father Tito looks back fondly on the years his sons spent perfecting their craft before entering what can only be called the family business. He saw signs of their talents “even when they were toddlers”, he says. “They used to hold brooms and mops and imitate the Jackson brothers. Coming from an entertainment family, they know they can’t half step”. Still, Tito remains determinate to instil in his sons a sense of perspective. “We tell them : “You guys are great, but don’t get a big head. In the business, you’re only as good as your last gig”.
Besides their mastery of music, 3T have proven themselves superb athletes and exceptional scholars, with Taj and Taryll attending Loyola Marymount University and TJ having been accepted at the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
Taj, the eldest and perhaps the shyest of the group, fills the typical big brother role, keeping a protective eye on his siblings. Taryll, the middle one, is the glue that keeps everyone together. Even though he’s the youngest, TJ holds his own as well, keeping his older brothers on their toes and even teaching them a thing or two.
Two young talents from Iasi, Romania, are honored to join them in this mission, singers Maria Luisa Andrici and Francesca Giurgila. The girls are already well-known for their involvement in various humanitarian activities dedicated especially to the poor children in the Chalbi Desert, Maikona, Kenya. From their great desire to help others, a beautiful project was born in 2009, ‘Sharing Love’, for which the girls performed in various music events in support of these children. During the same year, they released the first music album called Sharing Love, which includes the song Un mondo migliore, especially dedicated to the children in the Chalbi Desert. In 2009 they also visited Kenya for the first time, living for a month among these children because they wanted to meet them personally, but more importantly to see for themselves how these children manage to live in such harsh conditions. This experience deeply motivated them to devote their musical talent to helping deprived children all over the world. Back home, they made a documentary which they named The Story of the Chocolate Children.
From 2009 up to the present, they released 3 music albums and performed in countless benefit concerts, among which those in the 2012 Italian tour, which took them to Rome, Torino, Cremona, Verona and Marostica.
This year they will be performing again in Italy, but this time they will accompany TORIANO (TAJ), TARYLL and TITO JOE (TJ). On the 5th of December they will be in Rome, in Milan on the 6th, in Turin on the 7th and they will finish this series of concerts on the 8th in Verona, the town where the two artists were born and spent the first years of their childhood.
‘When I first got to Maikona in 2009 I was so fascinated with those children’s joy that all my fears immediately faded. I was so scared of snakes and scorpions, of diseases, of the lack of water, but soon all these fears disappeared by magic. We made lots of friends; in fact all those children became our friends. They were waiting for us impatiently because they already knew we wanted to help them and that we had recorded some songs for them. They greeted us with their own songs and dances and we had a great party.
I want to tell you as well that in 2011 we spent a month in an orphanage in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Newborn babies are abandoned at the gates of that orphanage and then the nuns take care of them and try to find families to adopt them. I wish so much to go back there one day and I hope that day, whenever it may be, I am able to do more for them. However, besides the story of these wonderful moments, I also want to tell you about how poor those children are, so poor that they don’t even have water to drink. This impressed us utterly and that is why we want to do something for them so much. So we decided to sing for them because we wish them to be happy and never lack food and water anymore, nor clothes or anything is necessary to make their childhood happy. And I would also like them to have toys and school supplies and a real kindergarten. But we can ALL do something for them. Francesca and I like to sing, while other people can do different wonderful things. The important thing is not to forget they exist and to care about them, not just to pity them. They are truly waiting for a gesture of love and solidarity from us. Let us not be indifferent!’
‘We wanted so badly to reach these children and from the beginning of the project we knew we had to do it with all our hearts. This is why we called it “Sharing Love.”
We simply can’t remain insensitive to the cause of these children who are in desperate need of our help.
When we got there, it was all like in a dream. I could hardly believe I was there, in the Chalbi Desert of which I thought I knew so many things. But, to my big surprise, I discovered a whole new world, in which underprivileged children go to school in order to get a glass of water and a portion of corn porridge, where children live in huts instead of houses, study in a tin shack instead of a school, and use the shadow of a tree for a kindergarten. In that world, stones become toys for the smaller children and a counting tool for those big enough to go to school. Yet, in this world, children still know how to smile and sing and dance and hope.
We have so much to learn from them, especially to smile more and be grateful to God for giving us the chance to live in a wonderful world where we have water, food, plants, access to education and so many other things. We realized just how lucky we were only after going back home.’
Maikona is a small town in the Chalbi Desert, in the North of Kenya, in a very poor region as far as natural and human resources are concerned. Due to very high temperatures and to a continuous droughty season, life in the desert is extremely difficult and living conditions are reduced to survival levels. At the beginning of the 60’s, the first missionaries came to this underprivileged region and made up centers where help was given to the people there, who were entirely nomadic. Among these missions was the one in Maikona, which was at first established by Italian missionaries and is now managed by Romanian priests. Alongside their clerical activities, the missionaries considered of extreme significance their social mission among those people, since there were no public services before their arrival in the region.
At present, the mission supports activities related to education, health, charity and human progress. The current difficulties the people in the Chalbi Desert are facing, such as the lack of water and food, of an educational, sanitary and communication system, of the infrastructure and means of transportation, make life there terribly difficult and maintain it at a cruel level of underdevelopment from all points of view. The missionaries are making a call for charity and worldwide sensibility to these underprivileged brothers. It’s up to each of us if we want to give these people a further chance while they are waiting for a ray of hope from us.
We are making a call, too, for you to support this cause and initiative, to give from the little we have to the children who are waiting for a gesture of love from us.
We look forward to having you at the concert:
ROME, on the 5th of December 2013, at the AUDITORIUM DEL SERAPHICUM, via del Serafico 1
MILANO, on the 6th of December, at the AUDITORIUM PIM, via Mose Bianchi 94
TORINO, on the 7th December , at the COLLEGGIO SAN GIUSEPPE, via San Francesco da Paola 23
VERONA, on the 8th of December, at the TEATRO DON CALABRIA, via San Zeno in Monte 23.
Starting with 8.00 pm.
The tickets are €20 each.
The funds that will be raised during the tour of 3T and the ‘Sharing Love’ Association will be used to build a kindergarten in the Chalbi Desert.
If you want to find out more about the concerts, you can contact us at:
+39 340 5326 159(Fr. Isidor Iacovici)
+39 329 5717 184( Dana Ciot- Torino)
+40 748 954 797(Sharing Love)
+25 472 7098 638( Fr Eugen Blaj-Kenya)