The 56th Jamaican Independence Song Competition #JamInVoiceofJA competition in partnership with Latchmere Productions & JCDC Jamaica is a new song writing competition to help reconnect the diaspora back to Jamaica, we are searching for the next young reggae & gospel talents professional or amateur from the UK and the EU to represent the best of diaspora talent. 

The task is to write a song that can be used as the official UK Jamaican 56  Independence Song. 

It's important that the talent in the diaspora regions is represented and we are driven, working partnership with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) to ensure the great music tradition from Jamaica is continued in the diaspora regions. 

In 2019 we will also be launching the Gospel Voice of JA Youth Voice of JA for under 18's to encourage younger members of the diaspora community to reconnect back to Jamaica through music this competition will run in 2019 to coincide with the Jamaica Diaspora Conference and reconnecting youth to Jamaica.

The song for 2018 will be used as the Official UK Jamaica 56 Independence Festival Song, and the winner will get an expense covered trip to Jamaica to perform and record the winning song in Jamaica during Independence.  

Guidelines to Entering

Contestants can submit songs celebrating Jamaica / Reggae Songs can be in any Reggae genre (e.g. Roots, Lovers, Gospel, Dancehall & Culture)

Sign up using the form below and then load your audition video on Vimeo / You Tube and hashtag #JamInVoiceOfJa #JA56 #JCDC55 then email the link along with all your contact details,your bio, two pictures and all your social media channels to jpap@jamaicans-inspired.com 

Include the following information:




Social Media Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:

Telephone number: 

Email address: 

To be considered for the audition you must achieve 10 comments all comments must include #JamInVoiceOfJa on your video anything less will not get through to the next stage.

*Audition selections start in May*

Enter now and start building your fan base the more support the stronger your chance to win!

"The Jamaica 56th Independence Song Competition - JamIn Voice of JA" is a project of Latchmere Productions & Jamaicans Inspired which is endorsed by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission of Jamaica agency of The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport  & Jamaican High Commission.

Must be able to travel to Jamaica between 27th July and August 8th 2018 +/- 1 day

*The Jamaica 56th Independence Song Competition - JamIn Voice of JA is not affiliated or associated with UKUnsigned / SABA Jamaica Song Competition. It is a completely separate competition"

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