Jamaica Independence Celebrations in Philadelphia 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Philadelphia (Memorial Hall Rugby Field), PA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
JAMAICA DAY FESTIVAL 2014
JAMAICA INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS IN PHILADELPHIA 2014
STARTS AT 10:00 A.M. Sat. 9th of August to 6:30 P.M. 2014
A Jamaican cultural exposition, that consist of the following:-
Jamaican visual arts-Paintings of Jamaica historic sites and tourist attractions
Jamaican culinary arts-various Jamaican food for sale
Jamaican apparels for sale
Family games: Egg & Spoon race / Tug & War / Kids Race / Moms Race / Dads Race / crow cuss Bag Race
Singing completion for Kids / Adults
Hot Patty eating contest / Bun eating contest / Red Stripe Beer drinking contest
Disc Jockey’s fraternity: Hypa Active Sound System with Local & International Disc Jockeys
Each ticket purchased, will be entered in a raffle, to win a trip to Jamaica for Two (2) by Fly Jamaica Airline & a Weekend for Two (2) at Sandals Resort in Jamaica.
Presentation of “LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARDS” will be made by the following:-
The Most Honorable Portia Simpson - Miller – PRIME MINISTER OF JAMAICA
Governor of Pennsylvania - Tom Corbett
Mr. John Linder- MAYOR OF CHESTER CITY, PENNSYLVANIA
Mr. Michael A. Nutter-MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
To include other dignitaries from Jamaica and Pennsylvania.
Special tribute will be made to the following:-
Dr. JULIUS GARVEY- Son of MARCUS GARVEY Jr- LEADER OF THE FIRST AFRO AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS
BOB MARLEY –THE KING OF REGGAE
GERALD “BOGLE DANCER” LEVY- THE BEST JAMAICAN DANCER EVER
Special presentation to all PLATINUM SPONSORS for their PRICELESS support.
These presentation will be made to the following:-
Jamaicans / Jamaican businesses: For outstanding & phenomenal contribution to Jamaica and the Caribbean.
performing artiste :
ROY RAYON: Outstanding Jamaican Festival Song Writer / Singer
MUTABARUKA: Outstanding writer / Dub Poet
VOICE MAIL: Tribute to Gerald “Bogle” / “Mr. Wacky” Levy
IWAYNE:- Jamaica’s new Cultural sensation
HALF PINT: Most Cultural Jamaican Artiste
MARCIA GRIFFITHS: will be given an award for performing 50th years in the Reggae Music Industry
When & Where
Jamaica Pennsylvania Association / Black Music Promotions
The Jamaican Pennsylvania Association (J.P.A.) is an incorporated, non-profit charitable organization, 501 (c) (3)whose mission is to promote and sustain Jamaica's Motto “Out of Many, One People”. To conduct Jamaican cultural and heritage activities in Pennsylvania State.
The Jamaican Pennsylvania Association (J.P.A.) will work in accordance with a memorandum of understanding to be agreed upon by the Ministry of Culture of Jamaica / Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Jamaica and Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Education of Jamaica.
The Jamaican Pennsylvania Association (J.P.A.) objective is to provide advocacy, which represent Jamaicans / Jamaican parentage in Pennsylvania State. Sustain high cultural integrity and promote our indigenous musical & sports talent that is zenith throughout the world.
Committed to our Jamaican motto
“Out Of Many, One People”
by collaborating with other cultures,
to live in peace and unity.