by Howard Campbell
LAUDERDHILL – Anticipation for Jamaica’s Independence Day on August 6 is all the time excessive in South Florida, particularly Lauderhill, town identified in Diaspora circles as Jamaica Hill.
The second Candy Jamaica Independence Pageant takes place on that date at Lauderhill Performing Arts Centre. The day-long occasion is promoted by Huge Rigg Manufacturing in affiliation with the Metropolis of Lauderhill.
Michael Rigg, principal of that firm, advised South Florida Caribbean Information (SFLCN.com) that the present encompasses the Jamaican spirit.
“Firstly, the Candy Jamaica Independence Pageant is not only a live performance, it’s a complete pageant that comes with Jamaican delicacies, music and tradition. It is very important stage occasions of this nature particularly the place we now have a big Jamaican group, as a result of we wish our youngsters and their youngsters to maintain the very best elements of the true Jamaica alive outdoors of our great island,” he mentioned. “We additionally need non-Jamaicans in our wider group to share within the issues Jamaicans love and the methods we like to have fun.”
The Fabulous 5 Band, Lovindeer, Flourgon, Wayne Armond, Ed Robinson, Lee Kelly and DWHAS Band, Suzanne Sultry, Alex Marley and the Victoria Mutual Chorale, are musical acts for the present.
‘Fab 5’, which fashioned in Kingston in 1971, shall be honored by Huge Rigg Manufacturing for over 50 years within the music enterprise. Their golden anniversary was truly two years in the past however Covid-19 prevented them from marking the milestone.
“The choice to honor Fab 5 was taken a while in the past as a result of they have been arising on 50 years within the enterprise of sharing Jamaican music globally. We aren’t conscious of them ever being lauded right here in South Florida for his or her wonderful contribution to spreading our leisure dominance past Jamaica’s borders and conserving the Jamaican diaspora duly delighted. We determined it’s lengthy overdue,” mentioned Rigg.
From Hanover parish in western Jamaica, Rigg has been a part of the South Florida leisure scene for over 30 years. His first main occasion was the 1993 David Rodigan/Kilamanjaro sound system conflict in Miami.
In recent times, Huge Rigg Manufacturing has targeted on family-themed occasions. Half proceeds from the Candy Jamaica Independence Pageant will go to autism consciousness applications in Lauderhill.
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