Get Ready. On Saturday, August 4, 2012, to celebrate Jamaica's 50th Independence, with HOST Oliver Samuels, and CO-HOST Andrea "DELCITA" Wright, at Roberto Clemente State Park, in Bronx New York. The spectacular views of the Harlem river and park activities will help to make this a very special day out with the family.
Come out with your family and enjoy, cultural workshops, speakers and performers from Jamaica, great foods, music, entertainment, craft vendors showcasing Jamaican merchandise, loodie and domino contest, traditional Jamaican foods and more, all re-connecting us with Jamaican culture and history. Special activities for children will include, kite building, drum lessons, face painting, box truck building and many more children friendly activities.
Speakers and Performers will include, HOST - Oliver Samuels, CO-HOST Andrea DELCITA Wright, Ska era groups-The Wailing Souls and The Melodians, legendary crooner - Dobby Dobson, 3x Olympian - Devon Harris, Recording Executive to the stars-Andrea Anmour, the roots man of reggae-George Wesley, the winner of California's Best Male Vocalist competition-Faraji, The performer with the most nominations (6) at the Annual Washington DC Reggae Music Awards-Ruth Ann Brown - and many more. Music provided by Derrick Barnett and the Statement Band
Special appearances from Jamaica will include, Former President of the University of the West Indies Chorale-Classical singer Tina Simone who will perform a special rendition of Jamaica's National Anthem. As well, Braata Folk Singers will perform traditional folk songs and dances that is sure to remind you of Ms. Lou
Award recipients will include Olympian Merlene Ottey - presented with Lifetime Achievement Award and honored as Jamaica's best athlete in 50 years, Former City Council member Una Clarke - recognized for her years of outstanding service to the Caribbean community (Award presented by Mt. Vernon City Council President Yuhanna Edwards), Oliver Samuels - recognized for his theater contributions, The Wailing Souls and 3x Olympian Devon Harris.
The Jamaican Community in New York will all be at this memorable event to celebrate the island's 50th Independence. To attend tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate and no tickets will be available once sold out. For more information on tickets call 914-384-9554, or visit our website at, www.jamaica50anniversary.com
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