JIS News

Plans are in high gear for the staging of the internationally acclaimed Seville Emancipation Jubilee 2005, at the Seville Heritage Park in St. Ann’s Bay.
The event, renown for highlighting traditional and oral culture in an invigorating form, will begin on Sunday, July 31 and go through to Emancipation Day on Monday, August 1. It is expected to attract thousand of locals as well as visitors to the island.
Joan Seagears, Operations Manager at Seville Heritage Park, told JIS News that the event would entail performances from the Unique Vision Band, Leroy Sibbles, Little Hero, Roy Richards, Chezidek, Kingston Drummers, the Manchioneal and Host Steel cultural groups, Hot Shot Jonkunnu and the Carifolk Singers.
“There will be prizes and surprises and we will be giving away (hot) chocolate throughout the night as well as a prize for the person with the oldest enamel mug,” she informed.
Mrs. Seagears is appealing to all Jamaicans to come and support the event, which served to highlight the best of Jamaica’s culture and heritage.
The gates will open at 6:00 p.m. on July 31 and the cost for entry per adult is $600 at the gate and $500 pre sold. Children will pay $200 at the gate.
Major sponsors for Seville Emancipation Jubilee 2005 are CVM Television, Hot 102, Jamaica National Building Society, Jamaica Tourist Board, Atlas Protection, Kaiser Jamaica Bauxite Company, Jamaica Information Service, Hooves Limited and Red Stripe.