Jamaican Rhythms

A two-hour rocumentary created in a multi-media format, will feature Jamaica's performance arts in its finest forms and answer that question. From 1492, the arrival of the first European, to the 1500s when Africans first arrived in Jamaica, the foundation was laid that has created a small nation with a performance arts fraternity that has impacted the planet.


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    Celebrating Jamaica’s 50th Year of Independence
    Thursday, June 28, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.

    Jamaican RhythmsJune 28, 7:30 p.m., is a three-hour “Rocumentary” about Jamaica’s music, words and dance – a tribute to Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.

    Presented by JAMAICA 50 Celebration Inc. and produced by Jones & Jones Productions – under the auspices of Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Canada Sheila Sealy MonteithJamaica’s Consul General to Toronto Seth George RamocanCanadian Senator The Honourable Reverend Don MeredithThe Honourable Margarett Best and Councillor Michael Thompson – this celebration assembles international, Grammy, and 2012 JUNO Award-nominated reggae artists from each decade, linked with dance and talk from 1962 to 2012. JAMAICAN RHYTHMS: ROOTS, ROCK, REGGAE!

    ‘60s: Iconic Fab 5 Band – paying tribute to SKA
    ‘70s: Classic John Holt
    ‘80s: Magnificent Marcia Griffiths
    ‘90s: Fantastic Yellow Man
    2000: Grammy Winner Maxi Priest
    2010: King of the Dancehall, Grammy Award Winner Beenie Man
    CAN CON: 2012 JUNO NOMINEES: Jay DouglasSteeleExco Levi backed by Mountain Edge.

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    Tickets for Jamaican Rhythms are available from the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts in person at the Sony Centre box office, by calling 416.855.872.SONY (7669) or online at www.sonycentre.ca, as well as JAMAICA 50 and Community outlets: $35, $50, $75. VIP tickets are $150 and include pre-show cocktails, meet and greet with the stars, leaders and icons.

    For media information, please contact:
    Planet3 Communications Ltd. • Tristan Torralba/Joanne Smale
    T: 647.346.4101 F: 647.346.4104 E: info@planet3com.net

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