The highly anticipated event Culture Shock Expo and Concert was officially launched and the school promotions are on! Taylor Made Events and PR Management hosted a successful launch for the Culture Shock Expo and Concert slated for October 3, 2015 at Dinthill High School in Linstead, St. Catherine.
The launch was held at Bog Walk High School on Thursday and was attended by several teachers and administrators. The main organizer Talisa Taylor shared “The launch surpassed my expectations. I remember reaching out to quite a few sponsors and they weren’t so receptive at first but now persons are calling to rent booths and participate”. The event will cater to just over 1000 students from partnering schools and will feature several cultural practices of the Indians, Chinese, Africans, and Europeans in the form of an educational expo and concert
In her presentation at the launch, Taylor presented her display highlighting the features of the event including the Cultural Food Village with several cuisines, the Art and Craft Gallery, and the Cultural Fashion Village. She also pointed out to the involvement of Suncity 104.9FM, Hype TV, EPlus TV and entertainment news programme, The Release that are media sponsors for the event.
The guest speaker for the launch Mr. David Reid, the Eastern Regional Manager at JCDC, also delivered an impressive speech highlighting that Jamaican culture impacts other cultures all over the world and that all Jamaicans are trend setters. June Isaac (the wife of the late Gregory Isaacs) was also in attendance; she also highlighted her eagerness for this cultural event for which she pledges the full support of the Gregory Isaacs Foundation.
Opportunity for Young Talents
The event not only seeks to ‘edu-tain’ students but the organizers are also recruiting young talents that have incredible art and craft pieces that they want to showcase. Taylor shared “We believe in showcasing young talent and Jamaica is filled with artistic people so we do have a gallery that is open for artist to showcase their work and possible get sales. All they have to do is send us sample photos of their work and their contact information to email@example.com”.
The event will also feature a Caribbean Fusion Concert which will feature cultural dances, dub poetry, instrumental performances and guest artistes. These performers include D’Angel, Prodi (formally Prodigal Son), Voicemail, Radijah, Guidance,A-Game, D’Medz, TheOutcome, dub poet group Colas, RR, Marr, Racquel Jones, Ras Extr3me, Aljermaine, Blass, Jah Jah & Asha, A-Shane and Sanity just to name a few.
Culture Shock is slated to begin at 10 am and end 6 pm and will be hosted on the Dinthill High School Grounds in Linstead, St. Catherine on the 3rd of October 2015.
Taylor Made Events and PR Management
David Reid (Eastern Regional Manager JCDC), Peter Simpson and Steve Billings (Suncity Radio), and D’Medz
June Isaacs (Gregory Isaacs Foundation) presents David Reid (Eastern Regional Manager JCDC) with a gift basket
Qraig (Voicemail), June Isaacs (Gregory Isaacs Foundation), Kevyn V (Voicemail), Talisa Taylor (Taylor Made Events and PR Management), and D’Medz at the launch of Culture Shock