Sat | Apr 21, 2018

JaMIN competition makes historic Trench Town showing

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Bunny (left) and Scully. - file

The finals of the Jamaica Music Institute (JaMIN) Song Competition, having been rescheduled as a result of Hurricane Sandy, will now be held on Saturday.

Gates will open at 7 p.m. for a 8 p.m. start, at the renowned Ambassador Theatre in Trench Town.

The entertainment will be enhanced by special performances from Bunny and Scully and Derrick Harriot who launched their careers at the Ambassador. The three will be joined by Ken Boothe, Alaine, Dean Fraser, Prophecy, Errol Dunkley, Jimmy Tucker, Lymie Murray, Myaz and Lascelles Perkins, among others.

Tickets for the event may be purchased at Monarch Pharmacy in Liguanea and the Music Mart at South Avenue. Those tickets cost $1,000 and may also be bought at the gate.

Built in the 1950s, The Ambassador Theatre was last used in 1980 and will experience a rebirth when the final 10 competitors will vie for a cash prize, a recording contract, airplay, a music scholarship, and the distinction of being the first recorded song in JaMIN's state-of-the-art digital studio.

The project is executed by JaMIN and supported by USAID Jamaica.