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:

Title

Voting #

Stage Name

Writer

Producer

Birthday Bash JA

876-444-7701

Kimiela ‘Candy’ Isaacs

Kimiela Isaacs

Sidney Thorpe

Celebration (wet sugar)

876-444-7702

Peso

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

Ewan Simpson

Jamaica Nice

876-444-7703

Althea Hewitt

Althea Hewitt

Anthony Senior

Jamaican Talawah

876-444-7704

Father Reece

Lloyd Reece

Sidney Thorpe

Jamaican Spirit

876-444-7705

Stacious

Stacey Scarlett

Stacy Scarlett/ Mathew Gentles/ Patrick Wheatle

Jah Mek Yah

876-444-7706

Lutan Fyah

Anthony Martin

Ernie Wilks

Land We Love

876-444-7707

I-Octane

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

Conquer the Globe Productions/ Barkley Production

Love Jamaica My Land

876-444-7708

DB

Marjorie Walters

Sylvester Gordon

Real Talk (Jamrock)

876-444-7709

Tamo J

Dwight Allen

Dwight Allen

Rumba Box

876-444-7710

Dez-I Boyd

Desmond Boyd

Otis Milton

Sweet Jamaica

876-444-7711

Reggae Maxx

Errol Graham/ Paul McLearn

Shane Brown

Unwind

876-444-7712

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.

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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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