August 10, 2022

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Jamaica Independence Session with Fab 5 Returns to South Florida

by Howard Campbell

[SOUTH FLORIDA] – Wherever Jamaicans are on the planet,  they discover time to have fun their nation’s independence. It’s no completely different for longtime South Florida resident Gary Harris, promoter of ‘The Independence Session’ live performance.

The fourth renewal of that occasion takes place August 12 at The On line [email protected] Dania Seaside. That includes the Fabulous 5 band, will probably be held six days after Jamaica formally celebrates its sixtieth anniversary of Independence.

Actions begin at 9 pm and in keeping with Harris, will probably be all issues Jamaica.

Fab 5 Band

“It will likely be a nostalgic night time of the Jamaican Pageant season, bringing again the recollections of celebrating Independence again house in Jamaica. Attendees can be beaming with pleasure of their colours of Jamaica, waving their flags whereas singing Pageant songs and extra, and dancing all night time lengthy. There may be often the necessity to relaxation your complete subsequent day on account of doing an excessive amount of dancing and singing,” he stated.

First held in 1966, the Pageant Music Contest has produced quite a few classics together with Bam Bam by Toots And The Maytals which received the inaugural competitors; Cherry Oh Child, the 1971 winner by Eric Donaldson and Roy Rayon’s Give Thanks And Praises, which celebrated Jamaica’s twenty fifth anniversary in 1987.

This yr’s Pageant winner can be introduced July 28 in Kingston.

Harris has lived in South Florida for 37 years and has performed an integral function in  Jamaican Diaspora actions right here. He first held The Independence Session in 2008 and says the target is to make patrons replicate on their lives again ‘a yaad’.

“Celebrating Jamaican independence here’s a very far cry from being house in Jamaica. We’re unable to really get that overwhelming feeling of pleasure and pleasure on account of being in a special nation and what one sees and hears could be very restricted in the case of Jamaican independence,” he stated. “The completely different occasions held right here is how we attempt to come near feeling like we’re again house celebrating, and if attendees go away feeling homesick, then now we have achieved our final objective.”


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