The children of several well-known local recording artistes will be afforded the opportunity to showcase their talents at the inaugural Kingston Reggae Night show, slated for the National Arena on August 5.
It is one of several nightly events scheduled at the Independence Festival Village at the National Stadium throughout the Emancipation/Independence period, from July 29 to August 5.
Among the young artistes slated to perform are: Meleku Collins, son of Miguel “Sizzla Kalonji” Collins; Pashion Minott, daughter of the late Lincoln “Sugar” Minott; Garnett Silk Jr. son of the similarly named late top-flight singer; Tony Rebel’s daughter, Davianah; and Imiru Tafari, son of Queen Ifrica,
Much is expected from these youngsters, who will be paying homage to their parents’ legacies through their performances.
Patrons will also be entertained by former Third World Band member, Michael “Ibo” Cooper; Queen Ifrica; Chaka Demus; Bugle; Keznamdi; and LUST, among others.
Other activities to be staged throughout the period are the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Coronation show on August 1; Festival Fashion Flair – August 2; Mello-Go-Roun – August 3; and World Reggae Dance Championship – August 4.
The Village opens at 12 noon daily, with the nightly events beginning at eight o’clock.
The activities are being spearheaded by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission under the theme: ‘Celebrating Jamaicans Home and Abroad’.