With four bands participating in Carnival in Jamaica for 2017, competition is at its peak. However, organisers of Jamaica Carnival, the brainchild of the late Byron Lee, said they are unfazed by the packages put forward by their rivals.
“We are the Carnival that is all about inclusion and we don’t want our revellers to forget that. We will have the best musical presentation in carnival this year,” Jamaica Carnival’s director Julianne Lee said.
Lee, who was speaking at a stakeholders meeting at the Blue Mahoe Suite at the Courtleigh Hotel on Wednesday afternoon, said Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Alison Hinds and Iwer George have all been added to the entertainment line-up for Road March next Sunday.
She also revealed that there will be several music trucks on the road with deejays Supa Hype, Kurt Riley, DLife and DJ Spice all slated to bring the soca heat from their turntables.
“We might not have the expensive costumes and the big branding presence out there but we have great line up for you, and it’s all about the music and all about the entertainment as far as we are concerned,” Lee said.
“It is going to be a wonderful experience so everyone needs to come out and just have a good time.”
“We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the road as we are all about inclusiveness and giving back to the people.”
The Jamaica Carnival team will be on the road from noon on carnival Sunday and will be walking from Hope Gardens to the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre in Kingston.