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‘Yallow Yellow’ Tops Jcdc World Reggae Dance Elimination In Japan

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The JCDC in association with the One Love Jamaica Festival recently held a World Reggae Dance Elimination in Tokyo, Japan. The JCDC guided by its vision to be the Global Centre of Cultural Excellence continues to showcase Jamaica’s culture internationally and promote Brand Jamaica, which was visible throughout the festival.  

Juliet Cowan-Morgan, Coordinator for the World Reggae Dance Championship, who was in Japan for the Elimination show, stated that 12 groups participated in the elimination and all the groups did exceptionally well, as extensive rehearsals and preparation were evident in their performances. She further stated that the elimination was done in two rounds with the top six groups moving on to the second round to vie for the title.  Yallow Yellow emerged the winner and they will now travel to Jamaica to participate in the finals of the World Reggae Dance Championship slated for Monday, August 5.

One Love Jamaica Festival
The Festival had over 50 thousand persons attending and approximately 200 booths on display.  Brand Jamaica was displayed throughout the event especially at the Jamaican Village tent. The Jamaican culture came alive with the assortment of Jamaican food, music and entertainment throughout the two-day festival. A “Jamaican Stage” was also part of the attraction, as persons were taught the latest Jamaican dances and answer questions relating to Jamaica.

Local Elimination continues
Local eliminations will continue on Friday, June 14 at the Ocean Village, Shopping Centre, St. Ann; Friday, June 21 in Kingston at the Chinese Benevolent Association and Friday, June 28 in St. Elizabeth at Santa Plaza, Santa Cruz starting at 4:00 p.m. There will also be a semi-final show on Friday, July 5 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre. 

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