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  • “It will be exciting; it will celebrate and showcase our culture; and it will be grand!”
  • That’s the assurance of Culture Minister, the Honourable Olivia Grange as she announced details of the annual Independence Grand Gala which will take place at the National Stadium on Saturday, August 6, 2016 beginning at 6 pm.
  • Emancipation and Independence activities this year are being celebrated under the theme ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’.

“It will be exciting; it will celebrate and showcase our culture; and it will be grand!”

That’s the assurance of Culture Minister, the Honourable Olivia Grange as she announced details of the annual Independence Grand Gala which will take place at the National Stadium on Saturday,  August 6, beginning at 6 pm.

According to Minister Grange, one thousand performers will participate in the celebratory event including top artistes Nesbeth, Romain Virgo, Gyptian, Kukudoo and Kevin Downswell.

“We will celebrate our nation, we will give thanks for the gift of Independence and the strides that we’ve made as a people, and the programme will have something for everyone,” said Minister Grange.

Popular artistes G Whizz, Mystic Redemption of Rastafari and the Dragonaires are also down to perform.  Additionally, the show will include comedy, dance and a mass choreography enhanced by lighting and special effects.  There will also be fireworks.

Minister Grange said: “Our aim is to bring the nation together with this exciting cultural event and to inspire our people to higher levels of productivity, economic growth and prosperity.”

Independence Grand Gala is free to the public, however patrons will require a ticket to enter the National Stadium.

People who are unable to get a ticket are invited to a viewing party at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre or to watch the live broadcasts on tv and online.

Emancipation and Independence activities this year are being celebrated under the theme ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’.

Jamaicans are encouraged to show creativity in their dress in keeping with the Festival Fashion theme: ‘Wear it Gold and Stripe It Bold’.