The Grand final of the weekly Roots, Rock and Reggae based Reggae Month 2020 talent competition series charged with unearthing hidden talent in the Downtown Kingston area, Amateur Night on the Mound, will be held on Ash Wednesday, February 26, beginning at 7:00 pm.
Held weekly throughout the month of February at the Victoria Pier, Kingston Waterfront, the talent competition series forms a part of the Reggae Month 2020 celebrations and features upcoming singers, disc jockeys, dancers, dub poets and musicians.
The Grand Final will see the winning performers from each of the previous three stagings- held on February 4, February 11 and February 18, showdown to see who is the best of the best in the categories: Singer/Singjay, Poet and Instrumentalist.
“We have seen immense, raw talent showcased throughout the competition each week, which left both the judges and nightly audience members equally impressed, and calling for more,” said Andrew Clunis, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).
“Wednesday’s Grand Final winners will be in for quite a treat as they will share the winning cash prize of $100 000, courtesy of sponsors Island Coffees Café, Devon House Ice Cream and Gloria’s Seafood. Plus there will be other awesome prizes for our finalists, while the audience will also be in for some excellent surprises!” Clunis continued.
The finalist’s from the Tuesday, February 18 show are: Singers/singjays – Alman Neil, Kemado and Vytamin; poets -Prince Kush and Astro; and Justin the instrumentalist.
While the finalists from the Tuesday, February 11 show are: Singers/singjays – Ras Xtreme, Apollo Tafari, Initial T, Aksum, Empress Faith and Simba’s Pride; poet Rica G and instrumentalist Raheem Vassel.
The finalists from the Tuesday, February 4 show are: Singers/singjays – Kush Bashan, Imar Music and Fullest; poets – Mystik, Imotech, Ras Shadii, and Dawitt.
Amamteur Night on the Mound is a collaborative effort with the Victoria Pier establishments: Island Coffees Café, Devon House Ice Cream and Board Walk Bistro and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).