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JAMBANA One World Festival, July 31st and August 1st, Markham Fair Grounds

Jambana 2015Experience one of Canada’s largest cultural festivals; JAMBANATM One World Festival, at Markham Fair Grounds (10801 McCowan Road) on Sunday, July 31st and Monday, August 1st. Doors open at 12 noon and JAMBANATM runs from 1-9:30PM both days.

Now celebrating its 8th year, JAMBANATM, the Fun For The Family summer experience features an exciting line up of vintage through current reggae artists, international and Canadian. Roots, Dancehall, Gospel, Ska and Lover’s rock will have the fans of all ages engaged. JAMBANATM, designed around the Village experience, offers world class entertainment, engaging activities for children, business opportunities in the Travel and Trade Village, information on living well in the Health Village and the Lick A Six domino tournament – a knock out competition – in the Domino Village.

This years JAMBANATM One World Festival experience includes a stellar list of Reggae’s finest. Sunday, July 31st features Lover’s Rocker Glen Washington and former Bob Marley’s IThrees Judy Mowatt, Roots artist Jahmali and Cultural Dancehaller – Lady G. JUNO nominees Ammoye and Lyndon John X will join TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS artists Chester Miller in his Dennis Brown Salute and Mr Cooper paying tribute to Gregory Isaacs. Two time JUNO winner Blessed joins King Shadrock who will bring the Buju Banton vibes to JAMBANATM.

On Monday, August 1st, two time Grammy Nominee, Yellowman and his Sagittarius band share the bill with Mikey Spice, dancehall audience rocker (famous for his cover of Barry White’s Practice What You Preach) and consecutive 4 time JUNO winner Exco Levi. Levi’s summer release Siren, single and video are making rounds in reggae circles. Steele and JUNO winner Nana McLean will also perform and MCs for both days are Master T, the iconic Barry G from Jamaica, Allan Jones, Delroy G and DJ Cool. Spinning for dancing pleasure are 16-year-old sensation DJ Joshua Lucas and Rosa from Soul To Soul who will be honoured at JAMBANATM this year for 50 years as a reggae DJ. Sattalites Co-founder Jo Jo Bennett is also being honoured.

JAMBANATM, One World Festival is a 2015, Festival and Events Ontario Top 100 Festival and 2014 and 2015 nominee for Best Festival, Star Awards, Canadian Special Events.

Tickets are now on sale in outlets across the GTA. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketgateway.com. General Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. VIP tickets are $50 and include complimentary dinner and drinks and seating at tables in the exclusive VIP Village at the front of the grounds. Get information at www.jambana.com and 905.452.1911.

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