The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is pleased to announce the results from the Grand Final of the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition, held on Sunday, August 4 at the National Arena:
Miami, FL - Music lovers in South Florida are in for a very special experience - theJamaican Folk Singers are coming to South Florida. They will give two concerts only, one in Palm Beach on Friday September 6, the other in Coral Springs on Saturday September 7. The Miss Lou Full 100 concerts are presented by the Louise Bennett Heritage Council, as part of their homage to the late Louise Bennett-Coverley – Miss Lou- Jamaica’s beloved cultural icon, in this her centenary year.
NY: Celebrated Reggae Queen Marcia Griffiths and legendary reggae/gospel singer Judy Mowatt, two thirds of the world famous I-Threes, reggae's most influential female singing group that provided backing vocals for the honorable Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) in the 70's will reunite for one performance only at the inaugural Westchester Reggae Festival, slated to take place on Labour Day Saturday, August 31 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to announce comedy legend Rickey Smiley will host Pompano Stand Up Live! The top-rated national radio personality will introduce an outstanding lineup of comedians including Christopher Priester, Pam Bruno, Komedian Kermit and Chea Butter. The night of comedy takes place Thursday, August 22 at 8pm. Tickets are $30 presale, $40, $60 and $100 (details below) and are available at www.ccpompano.org.
Jamaica’s Consul General to the Southern USA, R. Oliver Mair will be patron of the summer artistic showcase featuring the Ashe Company, the dynamic Jamaica-based theatre arts and social development enterprise. The one night only performance titled “Boonoonoonoos” will be staged on Saturday, July 20, at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami. Showtime is at 7:00 pm., and tickets are now available at EVENTBRITE.
Miramar, FL - Broward County, Florida is home to an estimated 500,000 Caribbean-Americans, of which the overwhelming majority are Jamaicans and Haitians. Their political, economic and cultural influence has changed the face of the County, especially in the field of entertainment, where there is an abundance of Caribbean festivals, concerts and theatrical events taking place just about every weekend.
MIAMI, FL – Ashe was in fine form last Saturday evening as company members had the audience in stitches as well as dancing following a delightful 2 for 1 treat in front of the large-sized crowd which was on hand at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami to witness the dynamic Jamaica-based theatre arts and social development enterprise.
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to present a staged play reading of the Tony-nominated For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf. This remarkable play, written by Ntozake Shange, takes place in Harlem in the early 1970s. The play made its Broadway debut in 1976 and has been adapted into a book, a television film and a theatrical film. The reading, followed by a talk-back, takes place Saturday, August 31 at 3pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.ccpompano.org.
Miramar, FL - The magical music of Trinidadian trumpet player Etienne Charles and his band Creole Soul will take centerstage at the Miramar Cultural Center on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 pm. Hosted by Miramar Commissioner Maxwell B. Chambers, the concert entitled "Kaiso" is part of the 35th anniversary celebration of Caribbean Riddims radio show.