JIS News

The Ministry of Youth and Culture will be partnering with the Jamaica Biscuit Company to host its annual Labour Day concert on Thursday, May 23, at the Waterfront, in downtown Kingston.

Dubbed ‘Excelsior Water Crackers Marching Band Festival and Labour Day Concert’, the event will feature performances from different genres of music, including gospel, vintage, popular, traditional folk form and contemporary.

Speaking with JIS News, Event and Production Co-ordinator of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Hopeton Murray, said the event features an impressive line-up of local artistes and entertainers, such as gospel sensations, Omari and Sister Pat; the Fab Five Band and the Islington Dinki Mini Dance Troupe.

Another exciting element of the show will be the parade of marching bands, representing various community groups within downtown Kingston and its vicinity.

“We are expecting persons to be there early, as we have the marching bands on show and other activities throughout the day, then the concert at 8:00 p.m.,” the JCDC Co-ordinator pointed out.

The concert is organised annually by the JCDC, in collaboration with the ministries of Youth and Culture, Local Government and Community Development and Labour and Social Security.

Contact: Sanasha Pearson