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10 Best Jamaican Festival Songs of 2015

Winner of the 2014 Jamaica Festival Song Competition, Rushane Sanderson

The Jamaica Festival Song Competition is one of the longest song competitions in Jamaica that continues to unearth and showcase several talented individuals each year. This competition which started in 1966 has been the driving force behind some of Jamaica’s acclaimed singers, songwriters and producers. The Competition aims to identify a new and original song that is reflective of the spirit of the Jamaican people.

The ten finalists in the 2015 Jamaica Festival Song Competition
The ten finalists in the 2015 Jamaica Festival Song Competition

The ten finalists in the 2015 Jamaica Festival Song Competition face-off on Saturday, July 4, 2015, when the grand finale will be held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston 10 starting at 8:00 p.m. This event is organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture. The winning song will form the musical backdrop to this year’s Emancipation and Independence Celebrations. Here are ten finalists:

1. “Tell You Bout Yaad” by Scepta

2. “My Jamaica” by Vijhan

3. “Sunshine Girl” by Ramize

4. “Made in Jamaica” by Kansep

5. “Jamaica This Paradise” by Mackie Conscious

6. “Inna Jamdown” by Marsha

7. “My Little Island” by Juke Box

8. “Sweet Festival Sound” by Princess Black

9. “Celebration Time” by Ancient Priest

10. “Likkle but Wi Talawah” by Nazzle Man