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Jamaica’s 54th Independence Celebration: 6th Aug

Bristol a city with a history of Jamaican influence is set to mark the 54th year of Jamaican
Independence this weekend with art, performance and music.
The landmark exhibition Jamaican Pulse continues at the RWA and is free of charge this weekend.

Artist Cleo Lake leads another ‘Moving Words’ walk animated en route by performances and historical information.

The walk meets on Saturday 6th of August 2pm at the RWA on Queens road Clifton and includes a
quick guided tour of the exhibition before departing and ending in St Pauls to take in some sound
system culture at Lakota for their ‘Its A Bristol Ting’ Jamaican Independence Day special which is a free event running 2 – 8pm and is hosted by the Jah Lokko Soundsystem plus special guests:
Jashwha Moses
Dallas Reggae
Fatstash Bristol
Splitz P Douglas
Chris Satta
Jay Down

The walking tour then moves over to and ends at the Malcolm X Centre for the Tan Teddy Jamaican Culture Group’s ‘Everything Still Jamaica’ family day running 12-8pm which includes games, song, performances, and great food offers. The daytime event is free entry and highlights include a performance of the traditional spiritual practice of Jamaican Kumina dance and drumming. A programme of evening entertainment continues.

The weekend is rounded off by an exclusive performance by Black Voices Opera at the RWA on Sunday.


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