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Jamaica’s 49th Independence & Cultural Celebration At Miramar Regional Park, August 7, 2011

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The highly anticipated staging of Jamaica’s 49th Independence & Cultural Celebration (JICC) is scheduled for Sunday, August 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway. Exhilarating entertainment, interactive activities and a variety of delicious Jamaican food, are guaranteed to deliver enjoyment for the entire family.
The exciting event, which showcases and celebrates Jamaica’s history and rich cultural heritage is being sponsored by telecommunications giant LIME who has pledged its full support for the festivities as presenting sponsor.  The celebrations will feature the music, food, lifestyle, and history of Jamaica during a fun-filled family day in the park. 
The event aims to connect the rich history and traditions of Jamaican culture to the greater South Florida community, all in recognition of Jamaica’s Independence Day. In addition to cultural games including ‘dandy shandy’ and traditional sounds of the ‘mento’ band, a premiere line-up of international performers are scheduled to take the stage.
Included in the entertainment package is the venerable Fab 5, Jamaica’s most popular live band who have been topping charts and receiving international recognition for the more than 40 years.  Sharing the stage with Fab 5 will be international artistes Kashief Lindo, Ed Robinson, Amblique,  Nikesha Lindo, and many more.

“For the last 140 years LIME has been part of Jamaica’s history and we have been one of the biggest supporters of Jamaican culture,” said Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Dehring.
“We are proud to be part of an event which allows Jamaicans abroad to keep connected with their history and culture and enjoy a taste of home although they are overseas,” he added.
Jamaica’ 49th Independence & Cultural Celebration will be hosted by veteran radio personality Jamusa of WAVS 1170 Radio, and is produced by NRS, Inc. and Riddims Marketing in association with United Friends of Highgate.  Sponsors include
The City of Miramar, Western Union, VP Records, WAVS Radio, Vita Malt, Jamaica National Money Transfer, The Law Office of Kirk A. Barrow and Grace Foods. The event will be streamed live on the internet by Irie Times.
Admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the gate, tickets are on sale at selected Caribbean outlets in Miami-Dade and Broward.

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