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Plans are in high gear for the staging of the St. Ann Emancipation Jubilee 2010 at the Seville Heritage Park St. Ann’s Bay on Saturday, July 31.
The event is being hosted by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and run through to Emancipation morning, Sunday, August 1.
“Emancipation Jubilee at Seville is an event that persons look forward to. It gets better every year and we are expecting an even larger crowd this year,” Operations Manager at the Seville Heritage Park, Claudette Anderson, told JIS News.
Focusing on the theme for event, “Ancestral Reflections. A Bridge to the Future,” Mrs. Anderson said that it was most significant.
“The event brings to light the emancipation of our African ancestors from enslavement and focuses on all aspects of their lives, so a learning environment is being created at Emancipation Jubilee for all who attend,” she says.
“It is an event that provides a wealth of historical information to educate our young people, especially, because it is good when they know their roots and where they are coming from so that they can have a clear understanding and a vision as to where they want to go,” she told JIS News.
Entertainment will include performances by Etana, Ernie Smith, Leroy Sibbles, George Nooks, Stranjah, Gem Myers, Lady G, Romaine Virgo and Gee Whiz.
There will also be performances from various groups such as the Manchioneal and St. Ann Cultural Groups, Port Morant Kumina, Energy Plus Mento Band and the Stella Maris Dance Ensemble.
There will be prizes and surprises. Traditional foods and other items will be on sale and patrons will be served the usual Jamaican Hot Chocolate all night.