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Festival Song Entry Deadline Extended to April 17

Festival Song Entry Deadline Extended to April 17

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The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission wishes to advise that the deadline for the submission of entries for the 2020 Jamaica Festival Song Competition, has been extended to Friday, April 17, 2020.

Festival Song Entry Deadline Extended to April 17
Jamaica Festival Song Winner 2019, Raldene ‘Loaded Eagle’ Dyer performs his winning song Big Up Jamaica.

Chairman of the Jamaica Festival Song Committee Mr. Orville Hill, said the decision to extend the deadline was taken to give more persons an opportunity to participate.

“All things being equal, we expect to see a very exciting competition this year. The interest shown so far has been very impressive as the enquiries have been flooding in. Given the current environment and the fact that most sectors, including the cultural sector have had to decrease their activities, we thought it would have been only fair to give interested parties a bit of extra time,” he said.

He added: “We will keep the public informed as we go forward on any other development that may arise.”

A signature programme of the JCDC, an Agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, this competition, which started in 1966, continues to serve as a musical platform for cultural exposition and for entrants to make an indelible mark on Jamaica and the world. The competition boasts past winners like Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Decker, Eric Donaldson, Roy Rayon, Heather Grant and Stanley Beckford.

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