The highly anticipated National Finals of the National Festival of the Performing Arts will take centre-stage at the Little Theatre in Kingston on Monday, April 9.
Organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), the annual Festival will see performers from across the island compete in Jamaica's premier cultural showcase for a chance to take home a national title in the areas of Traditional Folk Forms, Drama, Speech, Music and Dance.
Performances will be held daily, beginning 10:00 a.m. and is open to the public.
Performances will be held in Traditional Folk Forms from April 9 – 11; Drama, April 12 – 13; Speech, April 16 – 20; Music, April 24 – 27 and Dance April 30 – May 4.
The annual Deaf Dance Festival, which showcases dance pieces from the deaf community across the island will be held on Thursday, May 3, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
The 2018 staging of Drumfest – a purely percussion event, will also be held on Monday, April 23, at Emancipation Park in New Kingston, beginning at 4:00 p.m.