Los Angeles kicks off Jamaica 50th Golden Jubilee celebration days early

Happy Birthday to Jamaica events held throughout the Metropolitan Los Angeles – From Oldies to Goodies dancehall, to A Story in Performance, a Church Service and Vintage Reggae at Larry’s.

Church Service held at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Inglewood, CA.
At present were several electoral official, clergy men and women and community leaders from Los Angeles and Inglewood


Party goers dress in white in All Whites Affair at Larry’s Jamaican Restaurant

An all white affair commenced at Larry’s to honor Jamaica 50th, on Saturday, August 4th in Inglewood.

The restaurant had two separate rooms with most patrons dressed in white, rocking to vintage reggae, soca and punta hits.  This event went on to 2am and Larry had to turn on the lights to encourage the people who didn’t want it to end.

Meanwhile, just miles away in the Los Angeles zip code, the veteran promoter Dawson continues with his privately held annual Jamaican Independence dance.

This Oldies & Goodies dancehall event had a mixed audience of young and old bouncing to some favorite festival tunes along with hits in the 90’s onward.

Dawson “Oldies but Goodies” in celebrating Jamaica 50

Music was presented by the Los Angeles foundation Quantegy sound system with L.A veteran Alsus of Studio First and selector Boyzie Killa. The event continued into the wee hours of the California morning.

The next morning a church service spearheaded by Patrick Williams was held at the Holy Faith Episcopal Church, downtown Inglewood.  A booklet with the headline “Golden Jubilee Celebration” was handed out to attendees as they entered the church service.

A flag bearing event with several electoral officials, and proclamation certificates were handed out to six Jamaicans for their outstanding work in the community.

Proclamation certificate were presented to former Jamaican Consul to Los Angeles Mr. Cleveland Neil and Mrs. June Royes.  Also, presented with proclamation were Roy Davidson, President of NAJASA and Rose Lanan for their contribution to the community.

Bernard Hoyes 7 Paintings A Story in Performance in commemoration of Jamaica 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s independence at the Ford Theatres

The next evening, Sunday at the Ford Amphitheatre, Jamaican re-known painter Mr. Bernard Stanley Hoyes’ Seven Paintings came to life with ‘A Story in Performance’ by Los Angeles dancers and drummers in contracting vibrant colors in front of seven large paintings.

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