Festival Song finals at Ranny Williams today
Today the 10 finalists in the 2015 Jamaica Festival Song Competition face off for their song to be selected as the musical backdrop for this year's Emancipation and Independence Festival celebration. The grand final will be held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston 10, starting at 8 p.m.
The event is organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture.
Special guest artiste will be multiple Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner, Roy Rayon. The evening's hosts will be Markland 'Action' Edwards and Burger Man.
The Jamaica Festival Song Competition is one of the longest-running song competitions in Jamaica and continues to unearth and showcase several talented individuals each year. The competition, which started in 1966, has been the driving force behind some of Jamaica's acclaimed singers, songwriters and producers. The competition aims to identify a new and original song that is reflective of the spirit of the Jamaican people.
The Jamaica Festival Song is sponsored by the CHASE Fund, Tourism Enhancement Fund, Kingston and St Andrew Corporation, the Jamaica Music Society, CVM TV, Fyah, IRIE FM, ZIP 103 FM, Kool 97 FM and Mello FM.