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2014 Festival Songs to be Showcased Saturday

The 2014 Jamaica Festival Song will be chosen this Saturday, July 26 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre when ten talented artistes face-off with their top entries.

The Show will get underway at 8:00 p.m. and will feature the entries, “Island in the Sun” by Bono G, “Sweet Jamaica” with Bastic, “Jamaica Boom” by Sanjay, “Mi Likkle Paradise” sung by Pehtrol, “I Love JA” - DeepJahi, “My Jamaica” by Kahani, “Jamaica Nice” with Clearance, “Jamaica Irie” - Oliver Smoothe, “Little But We Tallawah” by Rasta Keekee and “We Produce” by Rojjah.

Jamaica Festival Song Competition Coordinator at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), David Reid, noted that he is pleased with this year’s entries which have encapsulated the Jamaican spirit while generating public interest and patriotism. “It will also provide a musical backdrop to this year’s Jamaica Festival celebration. I invite all Jamaicans to come and enjoy a wonderful Show on Saturday as we experience the rich and vibrant songs which have been produced.”

Since its inception, the Jamaica Festival Song Competition has been a musical platform for cultural exposition and for entrants to make an indelible mark on Jamaica and the world. Some of the past winners include: Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Decker, Eric Donaldson, Roy Rayon and Stanley Beckford.

The Festival Song Competition will showcase Jamaican artistes Bugle, Nesbeth and IKaya. Tickets are available at the Portmore Mall Pharmacy, Sangster’s Book Store (Mall Plaza, Portmore, Sovereign, King Street), JCDC Offices and online, www.jcdcjamaica.com. Adults can access tickets at a cost of $900 pre sold, $1000 at the gate and children $400 while public sector employees are able to purchase tickets at $800 with identification.

The Jamaica Festival Song is sponsored by the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation, the Jamaica Music Society, CVM TV, SunCity Radio, IRIE FM, ATL Group and PETCOM.

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