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Jamaica 49th Independence Celebrations Across The World

Written by Staff Writer

On August 6th 2011 Jamaica celebrates its 49th year of Independence. Across the globe, from Cuba to Africa to North America and the UK, celebrations are planned around the world.  We have compiled a list of Jamaica Independence celebration across the world.  You are invited to join the fun and festivities in your area. Here are the Jamaica’s 49th Independence events across the world.

********** AFRICA **********

Mandela Selassie Concert Jamaica Independence Day
Saturday, August 6 · 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Kayesa Inn, Mchinji, Malawi
For Information see their facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248929175137022

 

********** CANADA **********

2011 Jamaica Independence Banquet
Jamaican/Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia presents the 2011 Independence Banquet
Saturday, 6 August 2011
JCCABC Independence Banquet            Diamond Banquet Hall
7845 Edmonds Street
Burnaby, BC
For more information: http://www.jccabc.net/

Jamaican Canadian Association Annual Independence Gala
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Admission: $75
Jamaican Canadian Centre
995 Arrow Road, Toronto
Information:(416) 746-5772
http://jcaontario.org

********** CUBA (Guantanamo Bay) **********

Jamaica Indepedence Day Committee in Association with the comand Religious Program and the United Jamaican Fellowship presents a Free Gospen Concert in Tribute To Jamaica 49 Years of Independence at W. T. Sampson High School (W.T.S.) Auditorium on July 31, 2011 @ 6:30 pm. Featuring Fellowship Groups and Local Artists. Come hear and be immersed in songs of worship, praise and dance. POC: Carmen Wilson 4653 or 77961. Trevorton Gordon 4638 or 58435

 

********** JAMAICA **********

World Reggae Dance Championship Finals
Monday, August 1st, 2011
Time: 8:00pm

Mello Go Roun’
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Time: 8:00pm

Independence Day Parade
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Time: 9:00 am
Location:  Kingston and St Andrew
Starting at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre

Western Jamaica Independence Day Civic Ceremony
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Time: 9:00 am
Location:  St James

East Central St James Independence Gala
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: St James

Western Jamaica Independence Street Parade
Time:  1:00 pm
Location: St James

Independence Grand Gala
Time: 5:00 pm
Location:  Kingston and St Andrew
Grand Gala at the National Stadium

 

********** CALIFORNIA **********

Jamaican Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, Aug. 6th, 2011
Door Open: 9:00 am
The Joint
8771 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angels, CA 90035
310.275.2619
Ska & Rock Steady Dance with Live Music from The Revivers, The Delirians, Raskahuele, Queen P & The Solutionaries w/ Special Guests Selectors:- Mark Morales, Jason Lawless & Junor Francis

Jamaica Independence Church Service
Sunday, Aug. 7th, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Holy Faith Episcopal Church
260 N Locust St, Inglewood, CA 90301
Phone: 310-674-7700 Phone: (323) 217-2381
Church service in celebration of the 49th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence. Reception will follow after the service.

 

********** FLORIDA **********

Jamaica’s 49th Independence & Cultural Celebration – August 7th, 2011, Miramar, Florida
Jamaica’s 49th Independence & Cultural Celebration kicks off at 2 p.m. and continues through 10 p.m. Sun. Aug. 7 at Miramar Regional Park, 172nd Street and Miramar Parkway.
Music by Fab 5, Kashief Lindo, Ed Robinson and Amblique.
Admission is $5 in advance; $10 at the gate.
For information, call (954) 374-8260 or (954) 394-0758.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166646963398098

Jamaica’s 49th Independence Celebration – August 7th, 2011, West Palm Beach
For Jamaicans in the West Palm Beach area, Jamaica’s 49th Independence Celebration takes place 2-10 p.m. Sun. Aug. 7 at Meyer Amphitheatre, Datura Street, downtown West Palm Beach.
Performances by Tanya Stephens, Thriller U and Mr. Easy. There will be junkanoo dancers and bounce houses for the little ones.
Admission is $15 in advance; $20 at the gate. For information, call (561) 767-7188.
http://www.ja-independence.com/
http://facebook.com/usscjamaicaindependencecelebration

PrazeFest2011 Celebration of Jamaica’s 49th Independence
FaithCity Entertainment is pleased to present their 2nd Annual Gospel Concert and celebration of Jamaica’s 49th Year Independence.
Time: August 6, 2011 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: “Faith Tabernacle UPCI”
Street: 7100 W Oakland Park Blvd
City/Town: Sunrise
Phone: 954-633-7857

The 4th Annual Independence Street Dance
Saturday August 6th, 2011
8:00pm to 2:00am
“Black Gold & Green Street Jam”  Ol’ Skool Street Dance Celebrating 49 Years  Of  Jamaica’s Independence

Location : “The Truck Stop” on Okeechobee Rd. ( U.S. Hwy 27) – just NORTH of GRIFFIN RD.
Dancing to the music of: DJ Mark Swaby, DJ Yo Yo & DJ Bonnitto
Food, Drinks, Outdoor-Street Party Vibes (rain or shine)
Admission: $10.00
Limited Pre-Sold tickets @ $5.00
Live Video Streaming on www.IrieTimes.com
For More info: www.Facebook.com/BlackGoldAndGreenStreetJam

Reggae Village Jamaica 49th Independence Annual Block Party
Saturday August 6th 2011
6:00pm – Till
Admission $15
DJ: C-Roy
111 NW 2nd Street (next to Jerk Machine)
Ft Lauderdale, Florida
954 261 2459 or 754 423 3293
 

 

********** GEORGIA **********

Union of Jamaican Organizations in Atlanta Festival Dance at Club Vibes
Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 10 pm
4469 Glenwood Road
Decatur, GA
Admission $10
 
Thanksgiving & Ecumenical Service at Hillside Presbyterian Church
Sunday, July 31, 2011at 5 pm
1879 Columbia Drive
Decatur, GA

Book signing by Jamaican TV personality Marcia Forbes
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 5 pm
St. Timothy’s Methodist Church
5365 Memorial DriveStone Mountain, GA.

Union of Jamaican Organizations in Atlanta Cultural Extravaganza
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 7 pm
St. Timothy’s Methodist Church
5365 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA.
Admission $5

Annual Jamaica Independence Ball & Scholarship Awards
Saturday, August 6, 2011at 6:30 pm
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Marcia Forbes, PhD, Joel Cruickshank – Saxophonist. DJ Carlton from New York
Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse ~ College Park, GA
Tickets: $75
www.ajaatlanta.org
Contact Proco – 804  200 3974

 

********** MASSACHUSETTS  **********

Jamaican Independence “Stone Love” Boat Ride 2011
Featuring Direct from Jamaica -  Stone Love Movement
Saturday, July 30 at 9:30pm – July 31 at 1:30am
Aboard the MV Freedom
60 Rowes Wharf Boston, Boston, MA
Behind Boston Harbor Hotel
Boarding: 9:30pm
Departing: 10:30pm
Returns: 1:30am
Tickets  $30

 

********** MINNEAPOLIS **********

Jamaica Independence Beach Celebration 2011 Pt1 Presented by Dimension Sounds
August 06, 2011 @ 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Lake Nokomis Park
4885 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Cost: $10.00
Phone: 6125585588
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.dimensionsounds.com

 

********** NEW YORK **********

Jamaica’s Independence Banquet in New York
Time   Saturday, August 6 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: NAKISAKI Restaurant  
The FIRM Agency will be staging the 49th celebration of Jamaica’s Independence at the prestigious Nakisaki Jamaican Restaurant in Hempstead New York on August 6th 2011. This will be a night to remember as MC Ms. Judith Kitson and Braata Folk Group perform and New York professionals, entertainers, diaspora celebrate another milestone in Jamaica’s history.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248142355204756#!/event.php?eid=109121939179788

Jamaica Independence Grand Ball
The Jamaica Independence Celebration Foundation, Inc. request The Pleasure Of Your Company At The   Grand Ball Commemorating  Jamaica’s Forty-Ninth Anniversary of Independence
Patron: Ambassador Raymond O. Wolfe – Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations
Saturday, August 20th 2011
Entertainment: Byron Lee’s Dragonaires -  With a special tribute to Byron Lee
Cocktails and Silent Auction, 6:30 pm
Dinner, Awards, Dancing 7:30 pm – 3:00 am
Black Tie Required
The Grand Ballroom Hilton New York Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, USA 10019
$190 Per Person
For more information: (631) 472 9397 or (347) 992 9417 [email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamaican-Independence-Celebration-Foundation-Inc/131810686860918?sk=wall

 

********** NORTH CAROLINA**********

Jamaica Independence At Club Leniche
Celebrating Jamaica Independence -  August 6th
Host: YARDFLEXX ENTERTAINMENT
SATURDAY AUGUST 6TH, 2011
LE NICHE LOUNGE
 3923 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh NC 27610
Doors Open @ 10pm – 3am
General Admission @$10 before midnight more after. Everybody else free till 11pm
MUSIK By DR K KLYMAXX SOUND GUEST DJ: DJ CHICKEN
DRESS CODE: Matured Upscale Glamor
Wear Your Jamaica’s ColoursCome Celebrate Jamaica Independence August 6th
For More Info And Vip Access Text Or Call 919-593-2276 https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=243373775673943

 

********** PENNSYLVANIA **********

 

Jamaica 49th Independence Celebrations in Philadelphia

It’s all about Cooyah fashion modeling at the Jamaica’s 49th Independence Celebrations in Philadelphia. Cheltenham Mall, Aug. 5th & 6th 2011. Come and win many prizes. A family fun day of Jamaica food & culture. ADMISSION FREE!

 

  • MC- Richie B from Hot 102 in Jamaica
  • Live radio broadcast by Radio West Indies
  • Modeling of Cooyah summer clothes
  • Hot patty eating contest
  • Domino contest
  • Beer drinking contest
  • Dj & singing contest

 

On sale: Ital stew / Dukunu / Blue draws / Run dung

tinking toe / steam bammy / banana fritters

Banana porridge /

 

Performing: Michael Rose / Abyssinians

 

A family fun day of Jamaican culture & history

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamaica-49th-Independence-Celebrations-in-Philadelphia/116120258483817

 

********** SOUTH CAROLINA **********

The 49th Annual Jamaica Independence Celebration 2011
Friday, August 5 at 9:00pm – August 6 at 7:00am
Bikini Beach Club Myrtle Beach
205 NORTH KING HWY(843 712 2272)
Myrtle Beach, SC  

  • You are Invited To Our Annual 2011 Jamaica Independence Celebration
  • Represent In A U Jamaican Colors
  • $15.00 Pre-Sold – $20.00 @ The Door – Include The All Jamaican Food Menu & Drink
  • Prizes And Surprises
  • Special Guest Arrest & DJ’s
  • Additional Parking Available
  • Info: 843 458 5991
  • Sponsor By: Caribbean Store World Of Myrtle Beach
  • Dress Code Is: Black – Green – Yellow – Best Dress Give – Away
  • Security: Excalibur Style, Zeen

 

********** TEXAS  **********

Jamaica’s 49th Independence Gala and Silent Auction
Saturday August 6th 2011
at 6.30 pm
The Westin Galaria
5060 West Alabama
Houston, Tx 77056
FAB 5 BAND for your dancing pleasure
For ticket info call (713) 5034-6497, (832) 316-3290, or (281) 222-935
http://www.jamaicafoundationofhouston.org

********** VIRGINIA **********

Celebration of Jamaica’s Independence
The Association of Jamaicans in Richmond, Inc 
In Celebration of Jamaica’s Independence 
Cordially invites you to a Dinner and Entertainment 
Saturday, 13 August 2011
At 8:00 PM 
Dale Ruitan Club
5101 Ruitan Place
Richmond, VA  
Information:804-475-6811 or  804–677-2686
Ticket cost $25.00 – proceeds to benefit AJR Scholarship Fund
Information: http://www.jamaicaassociation.org

4th Annual Jamaica Independence Family Day Celebration
by the Association of Jamaicans in Richmond  and Soulshot Sound.
Sunday August 7th, 2011
J.L. Francis Elementary School
5146 Snead Road
Richmond, VA 23224-6031
Food, Fun, Games – Cricket and Dominoes

**********  WASHINGTON DC **********  

The Embassy of Jamaica in Washington DC Open House
Thursday August 4th, 2011
The Chancery
1520 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Embassy of Jamaica in Washington DC
Church Service
Sunday August 7th, 2011
Dumbarton Chapel
Howard University School of Law
2900 Vann Ness Street NW
Washington D.C.

Jamaica’s 49th Independence Gala
Jamaica Nationals Association Of Washington D.C. Presents
49th Jamaica’s Independence
Saturday August 14th, 2011
6:30PM – 12:30AM
$90:00 members – $100 Non-Members
Information: 240-281-7680
Location: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza
Washington D.C. 20024
Contact Info:  www.jnaofdc.org

 

********** UNITED KINGDOM**********

Service of Praise and Thanksgiving
Date: Saturday, 30th July 2011
Time: 11:00am
Location: St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Service of Praise and Thanksgiving on the occasion of the 49th Anniversary of Independence. The sermon will be delivered by Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.  This year’s offering will be taken in aid of the Mustard Seed Communites in Jamaica

Jamaican Diaspora Day of Fasting & Prayer
Date: Monday, 1st August 2011
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Church of God of Prophecy, 300 Aberdeen Street, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7DL

Association of Jamaicans (UK) Trust Dinner Dance
Date: Saturday, 6th August 2011
Location:  West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Road, N8 0DJ

Jamaica Independence
Saturday, August 6  at 11:00pm – August 7 at 4:00am
Downtown Night Club
121, Princess Street M1 7AG
Manchester, United Kingdom
Featuring: Crystal Blue, Vybz Star, Classique, Doctor C, Girls Rush, Stereophonic
Rate: £10 if in Jamaican colours otherwise £15
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=244219508941235

Jamaica Independence Celebration
When: Saturday 6 August 2011
Time:  9.00pm – 5.00am
Where: The Hertiage Inn London, NW2 6PG)
301 Cricklewood Broadway Nw2 6pg
Cost: Tickets £10
Details: Playing Back 49 Years & 2 The Present
More Info – 07958 900728 0R 0208 208 2483

49th Anniversary Church Service, Jamaican National Council Huddersfield
Date: Sunday, 7th August 2011
Time: 10:30am – 3:00pm
Parade to the Pavilion Area, Spaines Road and Fartown in Huddersfield.
Location:Huddersfield New Testament Church of God, Great Northern Street

All Saints Caribbean Community – London Borough of Newham
Date: Sunday, 7th August 2011
Time: 10:30am
Location: All Saints Church, Hampton Road, Forest Gate, E7 4RD

Association of Jamaican Nationals – Birmingham Church Service
Date: Sunday, 7th August 2011
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Handsworth New Testament Church of God, 224 Lozells Road, Birmingham, B19 1NP

Independence Church Service, Jamaica Society Leeds
Date: Sunday, 7th August 2011
Time: 6:00pm
Location: St. Aidans Church, Roundhay Road, Leeds

Independence Dinner Dance and Young Achievers Awards, The Jamaica Society
Saturday, 13th August 2011
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Lancashire County Cricket Club

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