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The Western Region will see the first of its two workshops, covering the parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland on Wednesday, March 20 at the Savanna La Mar United Church Hall, Beckford Street, Westmoreland.

Please see photo and caption regarding the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) National Festival of the Performing Arts’ St. Elizabeth Drama Parish Finals.

As early preparations continue for the 2019 Festival Song Competition, the JCDC recently hosted the second of two workshops aimed at helping contestants sharpen their skills as they prepare their entries for the contest.

Kingston, Jamaica: Participants at the recently held Jamaica Festival Song 2019 Eastern Regional Workshop expressed their excitement at being able to take part in the informative and ‘eye opening’ free session, which severed as an introduction to the local music industry.


The Jamaica Gospel Song Competition has selected the 2019 top ten finalists, who will compete at the competition’s grand final during the national Independence celebrations in August.

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is currently on an island-wide search for empowered young women who are intelligent, culturally-aware and poised and are seeking a platform to make their contributions to nation building.

Set for Ash Wednesday, March 6, the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition’s free semi-final concert promises patrons a holy and memorable show.

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will be hosting two, free regional workshops for the 2019 Jamaica Festival Song Competition, in Kingston and St. James on Tuesday, March 5, and Thursday, March 7, respectively.


 Amateur Night on the Mound, the Roots, Rock and Reggae based talent competition series held amidst the Reggae Month 2019 celebrations, saw scores of patrons turn out for the Grand Final on Tuesday, February 26 at the Victoria Pier, Kingston Waterfront.

Dennis Emmanuelle Brown, the ‘Crown Prince of Reggae’ will be honoured with a free tribute concert, organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) on the Kingston Waterfront, this Sunday, February 24, beginning at 6:00 pm.