Jamaica Festival Song finalists on global streaming platforms

Kingston, 7 July 2021 – The songs vying to become the Jamaica Festival Song for 2021 are now available for download and streaming on the major music streaming services including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora and Spotify.

The album — Jamaica Festival 2021 Song Competition — with the 12 finalists went live on the weekend.

It’s the second year that the finalists in the Jamaica Festival Song Competition are being exposed on global streaming platforms as part of plans by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, to revitalise the annual Jamaica Festival.

Last year’s Jamaica Festival Song finalists were streamed on 30 digital platforms across the world and Minister Grange says there are plans to add other platforms this year.

The 12 finalists are:


Voting #

Stage Name



Birthday Bash JA


Kimiela ‘Candy’ Isaacs

Kimiela Isaacs

Sidney Thorpe

Celebration (wet sugar)



Everton Pessoa/ Ewan Simpson/ Brinton Haughton/ Daniel Thompson/ Dean Fraser/ Luewin Thomas

Ewan Simpson

Jamaica Nice


Althea Hewitt

Althea Hewitt

Anthony Senior

Jamaican Talawah


Father Reece

Lloyd Reece

Sidney Thorpe

Jamaican Spirit



Stacey Scarlett

Stacy Scarlett/ Mathew Gentles/ Patrick Wheatle

Jah Mek Yah


Lutan Fyah

Anthony Martin

Ernie Wilks

Land We Love



Byiome Muir (I- Octane)/ Carl Bartley (DJ Barkley)

Conquer the Globe Productions/ Barkley Production

Love Jamaica My Land



Marjorie Walters

Sylvester Gordon

Real Talk (Jamrock)


Tamo J

Dwight Allen

Dwight Allen

Rumba Box


Dez-I Boyd

Desmond Boyd

Otis Milton

Sweet Jamaica


Reggae Maxx

Errol Graham/ Paul McLearn

Shane Brown



Fab 5

Grub Cooper

Fab 5

Minister Grange said:

“These 12 songs will get maximum exposure on the digital platforms and then the public will be able to vote to determine the winning song.  They’re gonna vote across service providers and also on the Reggae Jamaica app where, particularly members of the Diaspora will be able to poll their votes.”

The Reggae Jamaica app is available for iOs and Android devices.

The voting options are now open.

The finalists will perform in two televised shows to be aired on TVJ and social media on July 15 and 22.


Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange


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