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Jamaica’s Independence 2006 Activities In Washington DC

PRE-INDEPENDENCE DANCE (Friday, July 28, 7pm)
@ Zanzibar presented by St. Andrew Alumnae Association, Featuring the legendary Merritone Winston Blake with teh the young lion Craig Ross

HOT SPOT (August 1, 8pm)
@ the Warner Theater – The gold winning play by Basil Dawkins, starring Charles hyatt, Volier Johnson and Marguerite Newland; Directed by Buddy Pouyatt

NEW POSSESSIONS (Aug 4 – Oct 29; tues – Sun 10am-5pm)
@ Art Museum of the Americas (FREE) – an exhiition of Jamican contemporary art

JAMAICA NIGHT (Aug 4 – free until 7pm)
@ Zanzibar featuring Bare Essentials Band from Jamaica and Sprang International

INDEPENDENCE BALL (Aug 5, 9pm – 3am)
@ Martins West presented by Jamaican Association of Maryland and Baltimore Cricket & Social Club, featuring Storm Reggae Band with DJ Danny P.

JAMAICA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION INDEPENDENCE GALA (August 5 8pm – 1am)
@ Renaissance Hotel – special guest Beverley Anderson-Manley, special appearance Miss Jamaica World Terri-Karelle Griffiths, featuring Image Band and Jason Steel, Emcee – Faye Ellington

INDEPENDENCE DAY SERVICE OF CELEBRATION (Aug 6 11am)
@ Dunbarton Chapel, Howard University; celebrant rev Georgia Grace Jervis, Christ Church, Port Antonio

INDEPENDENCE SUNDAY MARKET (an all-day jamaican festival – August 6, 1pm)
@ Gardens of the Orgnaization of American States – FREE; live music by Kymani Marley, Skatalites, Bare Essentials, Lovindeer, Image Band, DJ Romeo, Sprang International, Emcee Jerry D. Jamaican food, arts and crafts on sale.

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