The Festival Song Competition after an absence of ten years is back for 2008 under the theme, 'Festival Song Come Back Again …What a Bam Bam.’
Ten finalists have been selected with original songs which speak to the diversity of the Jamaican society. Vernon Derby the Chairman of the Festival Song committee is excited about the selection and says that “these songs will help to lift the spirit of Jamaicans during the Independence season.” He highlighted that Clifton 'Specialist' Dillon, known for producing Grammy Award Winners, has assisted with the production of the songs. Past festival song winner and producer Tommy Cowan will also be assisting in producing the Festival Song Shows across Jamaica.
The 2008 Jamaica Festival Song Album will be launched on May 27 and road shows featuring all ten artistes will be held at strategic points across the island, culminating with the National Finals, which has been scheduled for July 12 at the National Indoor Sports Centre.
Source: Jamaica Cultural Development Commission