Jamaican Diaspora now a part of Festival Song voting process

Buju Banton

The Jamaican Diaspora, for the first time this year, will be voting for their favourite 2020 Jamaica Festival Song.

There are 10 finalists in this year’s competition, namely, veteran artistes Buju Banton (I am a Jamaican); Freddie McGregor (Tun up Di Sound); Toots & The Maytals (Rise Up Jamaica); Papa Michigan (Jamaica Dance); and L.U.S.T (Wave Di Flag); Odonald “Radix OD” Haughton (The Place to be); Oneil “Nazzle Man” Scott (Jamaica Nice); Sakina Deer (We Are Jamaica); Shuga (One People), and William “Xtra Bigg” Nembhard (Jamaica a Paradise).

Voting began on Sunday, July 12 and ends on Sunday, July 26. The public will decide the winner of the competition by text-to-vote.

Head of Communication and Operation of the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN), Kimone Gooden in an interview with Jamaica Government news Agency JIS said the Network partnered with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) to promote the competition and to mobilise the Jamaican Diaspora to participate in the competition.