Hire Talent for Functions through JCDC

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Story Highlights

  • Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora are being encouraged to make use of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) talent registry to book authentic Jamaican entertainment for various functions and activities.
  • Talent is offered in the areas of dance, music, poetry, deejaying, stand-up comedy, novelty acts, among others.
  • For bookings, persons can contact the JCDC head office at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue in Kingston or Tel: 926-5726-9 to speak with the BDU’s Artiste Liaison Officer. Persons can also visit the website at www.jcdcjamaica.com.

Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora are being encouraged to make use of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) talent registry to book authentic Jamaican entertainment for various functions and activities.

Business and Product Development Manager, Karla Mullings, told JIS News that the agency has a pool of over 3,000 persons and groups who are winners or best performers at competitions held over the years.

Talent is offered in the areas of dance, music, poetry, deejaying, stand-up comedy, novelty acts, among others.

“So, persons may call us for a mento band or they may call us for reggae artistes or a dancehall artiste. We provide the service of contacting and hiring those acts for your event,” Miss Mullings said.

“The cultural acts are in really high demand because the items are very stimulating at a corporate function. It’s edutainment and not just entertainment, so persons really appreciate that kind of delivery,” she added.

Miss Mullings, who heads the Business Development Unit (BDU) formed in April 2016 to promote the JCDC’s business services, said the agency is looking to expand its cultural products and services to Jamaicans living overseas.

“We are definitely trying to expand in terms of putting our services beyond our borders,” she noted.

“Our diaspora is very much into culture and wants to keep culture alive where they are,” she added.

 

She said the agency has received requests from the diaspora for reggae acts and performers of pieces by the late cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley, affectionately called “Miss Lou”.

For bookings, persons can contact the JCDC head office at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue in Kingston, or Tel: 926-5726-9 to speak with the BDU’s Artiste Liaison Officer. Persons can also visit the website at www.jcdcjamaica.com.

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