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Exciting line-up for Emancipation Jubilee

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Nazzle Man

This year's Emancipation Jubilee concert will feature an exciting line-up of acts, including 2018 Jamaica Festival Song Winner Nazzle Man; the Charles Town Maroons; the Port Morant Kumina Group; and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission gold medal winners in speech, drama, and dance.

"We want it to be a big celebration in remembrance of our ancestors and the struggles they endured for our freedom ... . We have a wide array of cultural groups that will highlight that message of the genesis and who we are as Jamaicans in the 21st century," Dorrick Gray, executive director of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, said.

The Emancipation Jubilee will take place at the Seville Heritage Park in St Ann under the theme 'Emancipation Jubilee: The Genesis'. It will be held from July 31 into Emancipation Day on August 1.

The Emancipation Jubilee will honour the contribution of the African ancestors through song, dance, drumming, drama, food, and fashion. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and will feature a farmers' market, craft village, and a food court offering traditional Jamaican cuisine.