Festival Time Again- 2010

HOW THE LEGEND BEGAN

 

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) was founded in 1963 as the Jamaica Festival Commission, with the aim to develop and promote the creative talents and cultural expressions of the Jamaican people. The JCDC’s main function is to ensure that the nation’s cultural heritage is preserved and sustained for the benefit of future generations. It also organises the annual Independence celebrations and other events of national significance.

 

In the years since its inception, thousands of Jamaicans have benefitted from its programmes in dance, traditional folk forms, speech and drama, music, culinary arts, fine arts, photography and literary arts. The Commission has been able to expose and nurture the talents of renowned practitioners such as Bob Marley, Professor Mervyn Morris, Kapo, Barrington Watson, Lennie Little-White, Stephen Cat” Coore, Joan Andrea Hutchinson, Fae Ellington, Steven Woodham and Susan Alexander.

 

The Commission fulfills its mandate primarily through its annual Festival of the Arts, with parish and national competitions in the performing arts, literary arts, fine arts and culinary arts.

 

 

Festival Events

 

 MELLO GO ROUN’

 

On Wednesday August 4, 2010 a potpourri of the performing arts again evolves into a major exposition of Jamaican culture.    Mello-Go- Roun’ has remained one of the most sought after events on the calendar of activities of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) because it features the most entertaining performances from the Festival of the Arts and not solely the award winning pieces. 

 

EMANCIPATION VIGIL

 

This is a grand celebration for Jamaicans island wide. On Saturday July 31st the Emancipation Vigil will commemorate the milestone in various communities and town squares heralding in the “Firs’ a Augus’” through traditional folk forms, music, song and dance, guest performances and re-enactments of that moment when celebrations  broke out island wide at the announcement of being ‘Full Free’

 

AUGUS’ FAIR

 

Augus’ Fair will provide a total package for patrons wishing to indulge in traditional Jamaican culture and for parents to teach their children about ‘Ole Time’ Jamaica. Homage to the island’s rich heritage is paid through games, songs, dancing, folk forms and a showcase of traditional Jamaican cuisine. Augus Fair is fun for the entire family including lessons in Maypole, Quadrille and other traditional forms plus live concerts, and kiddie’s rides are just a few of the exciting activities that Augus fair brings to life on Monday August 2, 2010

 

WORLD REGGAE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

 

The World Reggae Dance Championships is here again. On Monday August 2, 2010, dance groups from all corners of the island will have the opportunity to showcase their talents.   The competition takes the form of  eliminations followed by a grand final where  groups of dancers compete in full ‘costume’ and perform a distinct choreographed work for a panel of judges drawn from the Jamaican dance fraternity.  Top Dancehall artistes and a major sound system will provide additional entertainment throughout the night.              

                                                                 

                                                              

 NATIONAL VISUAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN

Small, medium and large enterprises are being invited to participate in a Business Place/Shop Window Display Competition organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) in collaboration with the Chambers of Commerce and Parish Councils. Displays must be mounted by July 20 and the competition is scheduled to be judged between July 27 and 29.

Business owners, Government Agencies and other institutions are also being asked to decorate places of business and to fly the national flag during the period. Use of the national colours black, green and gold – as well as bandana are being encouraged. The campaign is designed to heighten national consciousness, during Independence or Festival celebrations this  year.                                                                     

 

                                                                                FESTIVAL FASHIONS

 

Clothing for all occasions, from beach wear to formal wear, Festival Fashions continues for Jamaica Festival 2010.  A particular fabric or colour is identified as ‘what’s wearing for the Festival period’ and local designers go to task creating fashion trends which are automatically in demand for the season. 

 

For 2010, the national colours – Green, Black and Gold will inspire the creativity of the fashion design community who have been charged with the task of creating clothing and accessories as Jamaicans step out in style for the festival season. 

 


 

Schedule of Events

 

Saturday July 3

 

CHILDREN’S OUTREACH

Windsor Child Care Facility, St. Ann’s Bay

12:00 noon2:00 pm

 

ROAD SHOW

Island Village, Ocho Rios Saturday July 3- 6:00pm

 

Saturday July 10

CHILDREN’S OUTREACH

Hanbury Home, Shooters Hill, Kendal, Manchester

12:00 noon- 2:00 pm

 

ROAD SHOW

Mandeville Town Square, Manchester Saturday July 10 – 6:00pm

 

Sunday, July 25

JAMAICA GOSPEL FINAL SHOW

Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Kingston6:00pm

 

 

 

                                     2010 Gospel Contestants

 

 

 

ANCIENT PRIEST

SONGTITLE: ‘MY PRAYER’ 

Text ‘2’ to 444-3271

ANN MARIE LAING

SONG TITLE: ‘I CAN TRUST GOD’

Text ‘7’ to 444-3271

 

 

GODSON      

SONG TITLE: ‘I NEED A WORD’

Text ‘6’ to 444-3271

MICAH MINISTRY

SONG TITLE: ‘ANYWAY PRAISE

Text ‘3’ to 444-3271

 

MIRIAM LEVY  

SONG TITLE:  ‘ARISE”

Text ‘9’ to 444-3271

                                                                                               

OMAR DOUGLAS

SONG TITLE: ‘I FEEL LIKE RUNNIG AWAY’

Text ‘10’ to 444-327

TERRENCE MYERS             

SONG TITLE: ‘FATHER PLEASE HEAR’     

Text ‘4’ to 444-3271               

RAYLENE LINDO

SONG TITLE: ‘I JUST CAN’T GIVE UP’

Text ‘1’ to 444-3271

 

MURRON GAYLE –LINDO

SONG TITLE: ‘GOD’S PROMISES ARE TRUE’

Text ‘8’ to 444-3271

                                                                                   

Tiffany Hall

SONG TITLE: ‘LOST WITHOUT YOU’

      Text ‘5’ to 444-3271

 

 

 

 

 

                                  2010 Festival Song Contestants

 

 

AMIQUE & NAZZLE MAN

SONG TITLE: “ONE HEART”

Text ‘10’- to 444-3270

BELLO

SONG TITLE: “JAMAICAN DEH DEH”

Text ‘3’ to 444-3270

DERU

SONG TITLE: “NUH WEH NUH BETTA”

Text  ‘8’ to  444-3270

KHARUSO

SONG TITLE: “MY JAMAICA”

Text  ‘7’ to  444-3270

NIKKI DILLON

SONG TITLE: “DI LAND WI LOVE”

Text  ‘1’ to  444-3270

PAPA WHYTE

SONG TITLE: “ZINGY ZINGY 2010”

Text  ‘4’ to  444-3270

PETROL

SONG TITLE: “ISLAND IN THE SUN”

Text  ‘5’ to  444-3270

ROCKIRIE

SONG TITLE: “JAMAICA NICE”

Text  ‘6’ to  444-3270

 

MARVILLUS

SONG TITLE: “WELCOME TO JAMAICA”

Text ‘2’ to 444-3270

MOJAHROCK

SONG TITLE: “REGGAE MUSIC”

Text ‘9’- to 444-3270

 

                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival Time Again- 2010

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