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Jamaica Round Up: November 2011

Jamaica Round Up: November 2011

Jamaica Round Up: November 2011

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Back A Yard: Jamaica Jazz Festival launch, BMW Launch, Magnum Crank Up, Tanya Stephens and Shaggy Foundation

Photos 1 to 5: This week saw BMW launching the M Lounge at the Tracks and Records sports bar at the Market Place in Kingston. BMW is a sponsor of Olympic record holder Usain Bolt and they have decided to have a special lounge in the sports bar dedicated to him.

Photos 6 to 8: Organisers of the Jamaica Jazz Festival recently announced the line up for next year's event. Among the big headliners scheduled to perform are Celine Dion, Kelly Rowland and June Carol, a Jamaican residing in Canada. In celebration of Jamaica's 50th anniversary the art and music production has also included reggae singers John Holt, Half Pint and Yellow Man. The local artistes are scheduled to perform on the Thursday night of the festival. 

Photos 9 to 12: The Shaggy and Friends Make A Difference Foundation held its concert launch on Wednesday November 16th at the Bustamante Children’s Hospital. Among the artistes scheduled to perform this year are Lauryn Hill, Ne-Yo, Denise Williams, Stephen Marley, Coco Tea, Half Pint and many more. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go to the Bustamante Children's Hospital.

Photos 13 to 15: Tanya Stephens performed to a jam packed crowd at Studio 38 for the second time in less than a year.  After singing close to thirty eight songs the audience was well satisfied with her performance.

Photos 16 to 21: Magnum Tonic Wine launched their Crank It Up Christmas Party recently at the Escape in New Kingston. Along with the Magnum girls the event will feature some dancehall acts along with new acts that were discovered in the Magnum Dancehall Kings and Queens competition. Crank it Up is scheduled to take place December 2, 2011 at the National Stadium parking lot.

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