It is that time of year again leading up to the Emancipation and Independence weekend when the 10 finalists of the National Festival Song competition compete for prizes. The winning song from last year was “Rise and Shrine” performed by Roy Rayon.
2009 Festival Song Finalists
- Nathan – “The Vibes”
- Chris Christy – “Jamrock Land of the King”
- Oba Simba – “Pressure”
- CC Blake – “Love A Little Island Yah”
- Tinga Stewart – “Make the Best of Today”
- Lester Lewis and Singing Rose – “Love You Jamaica”
- Stacia – “Love Jamaica”
- Winston Hussey – “Take Back Jamaica”
- Calvin McFarlane – “Jamaica Nuff Niceness”
- Pretty Rebel – “Persistent”
The competition is organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). The winning entry will be selected as the theme song for the 2009 Independence Celebrations. Songs should invoke a spirit of celebration, have international appeal and be relevant beyond the festive period. Please go out and support the finalists at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Center on July 26th 2009!