Culturama 2007, the cultural variety show which celebrates Jamaica’s rich folk heritage will once again dazzle audiences in Florida as part of the
island’s emancipation and independence celebrations. The first performance will be Saturday, August 4 in Tampa, at the University of South Florida, TAT
Theatre, the show then goes to Coral Spring Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 5.
Presented by Jamaica Awareness, Inc., in association with Air Jamaica Love Birds Kidz Club Culturama 2007 features traditional Jamaican folk dances, drama, oratory, and musical performance. Scheduled to appear are crowd favorites The Clonmel Cultural Club, Bethlehem Teachers Group and Peace Makers Mento Band. New additions include the sensational Nadjee and Friends, Hartford Cultural Group along with appearance by local favorite Malachai Smith.
Tickets are $25 and $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12 years and are available at selected Caribbean outlets. Based on past years’ presentations, the show promises to be a raging success with a great time to be had by all.
According to Sydney Roberts, president of Jamaica Awareness, Inc., “Last year’s show as cancelled due to visa challenges so this year’s show is eagerly anticipated. Every effort has been made to present an awesome show and we have worked with the JCDC to include some new and exciting additions to the program which I’m sure the audience will enjoy, especially the kids. I advise everyone to get their tickets early.”
Culturama 2007 showcases a combination of traditional folk dances such as quadrille, dinki mini, gerreh, junkanno as well as contemporary dances.
Other cultural presentations include mento music, dub poetry and other oral traditions creating an old time festival flair and flavor. The show appeals
to every member of the family and is the premier family event presented as a part of Jamaica’s Independence celebration in Florida.
Culturama is supported by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission and is sponsored by Grace Foods, People’s Telecom, Air Jamaica, Ria Money Express,
Delancyhill, Florida Arts and TropiCulture.
For more information contact Sydney Roberts of Jamaica Awareness, Inc., at (305) 405-2712 or Evie Larmond in Tampa at 813-416-3946