THANK YOU!

‪Thank you to all of you who came out to JAMBANA One World Festival. Thank you to our incredibly passionate and hard working team of staff and volunteers. We could not do this without you. One World. One Love. See you next year!

JAMBANA™ One World Festival | The Experience

Background

JAMBANA™ One World Festival, has grown out of years of world class concerts, theatrical productions and festivals, produced by Jones & Jones Productions Ltd, founded by Denise Jones & Allan Bucka Jones in 1987. The first was the all night Reggae On Yah in 1987 at The Great Hall on Queen Street West, downtown Toronto. All night reggae music from 10pm to 6am, featured the best in Canadian Reggae. The Jam ended with Blue Mountain Coffee and Ackee and Salt Fish.

Reggaebana began in 1993, primarily to infuse reggae music into the predominantly soca and calypso flavoured Caribana Festival. The first Reggaebana featured headliners, included the late great Joseph Hill and Culture, Leroy Sibblies and Willie Williams. The seven day festival started at the legendary El Mocambo, moved to the Opera House and Ontario Place over the years, and featured some of the finest names in Reggae music from Canada and around the globe. Reggaebana artists on the annual summer concert series include Shaggy – his first Canadian performance, Half Pint, Majek Fashek, Freddie McGregor, Leroy Gibbon, Alton Ellis, Beenie Man, Luciano, Bounty Killer, Tiger, Big Youth, Dean Fraser and Firehouse Crew, Mikey General, JUNO Award winners Carla Marshall and Nana McLean and a host of others.

In 2005, Jones & Jones was invited to produce and promote Air Jamaica Day that had begun in 2004. The event took place in a Toronto parking lot, at the corner of Eglinton and Oakwood in 2005 – attendance 1,000, moved to Gage Park in Brampton on August 7, 2006, attendance 10,000 and in 2007, relocated to the Powerade Centre, also in Brampton. Attendance 20,000.

Air Jamaica Day was among the biggest events over the Caribana weekend, pulling one of the largest crowds outside of the parade. JAMBANA™ was born. The first JAMBANA™, presented by Air Jamaica and produced by Jones & Jones Productions, was held at Downsview Park on August 3, 2009. Over 45,000 individuals attended.

Today JAMBANA™ One World Festival has evolved tremendously as it represents Canada’s growing cultural diversity in its finest form, representing Canada’s Multicultural Communities through performances by internationally acclaimed bands, artists and JUNO Award winners. Feel rhythms of Reggae, World Beat, Salsa, Asian/South Asian flavours, Soca, R&B, Jazz and Gospel, Dance and Comedy. Experience the sights, sounds, taste and global diversity through JAMBANA™ One World Villages.

“JAMBANA™ is now in its seventh year and we have been blessed with growth and development over the years and we are thankful for the phenomenal support of our Canadian friends and family and an increasing number of friends from across the US and around the world. The Jones & Jones team is delighted to produce this event that is truly fun for the whole family”, says Denise Jones, Executive Producer of JAMBANA™ One World Festival and President of Jones & Jones Productions Ltd. “Markham Fair Grounds is our venue and will deliver nothing but good vibes all day long. One World. One Love.”

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JAMBANA™ Experience

"Action packed from start to finish, JAMBANA™ One World Festival is a one of a kind summer experience in Canada", says Executive Producer Denise Jones.

THE SHOW

Kicking off at 1 PM, the stage is live with non stop action until 9:30 PM

  • ● Gospel
  • ● Giveaways
  • ● Opening ceremony
  • ● Comedy
  • ● Edutainment
  • ● Dance
  • ● Music from the Islands and beyond
  • ● Prize draws
  • ● Special Guest - Passing Through
  • Domino Village

    The “Lick A Six” Domino Tournament is a live action knock out competition from 2-7PM. The winning team will win […]

  • V.I.P Village

    We are proud to welcome COTT Beverages as our presenting partner of the VIP Village experience in 2015. This is […]

  • Health Village

    Information sharing on Sickle Cell Disease, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Glaucoma, […]

  • Food Village

    Flavours and sensations from all over the world will be housed in the food village offering a variety of food […]

  • Children’s Village

    Global Toronto engages JAMBANA™ One World Festival children with Face painting, Exciting rides are available for children all day. Pan […]

  • Education Village

    Share your brand with over 20,000 in attendance over two days! The Education Village offers a tremendous opportunity to engage […]

  • Travel & Trade Village

    The JAMBANA™ One World Festival, Fun For The Family, Travel & Trade Village showcases opportunities for new Canadians, business services […]

Performers at JAMBANA™

JAMBANA™ One World Festival once again has an exciting line up of Canadian and international award winning artists that will keep you entertained throughout the day. From Gospel to Reggae, Comedy, Edutainment, Soca, Calypso, Dance and Spoken Word, JAMBANA™ has something for everyone. See our 2015 line-up details by clicking below.

Vendor Opportunities

With thousands of “Friends and Family” expected, JAMBANA™ is a key opportunity to reach a large market with varying interests. Whether it's food, crafts, beverages, businesses or information, JAMBANA™ has a place for you to showcase your business or company in any of our villages.

  • Food Village
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Product Display Vendor (e.g. Sampling, Business Information Distribution)
  • Travel and Trade Vendor
  • Health

For more information about Vendor Opportunities, please contact Jones & Jones at 905.452.1911 or email vendor@jambana.com

SPONSORSHIP

JAMBANA™ One World Festival is your connection to Canada’s ever-growing multi-cultural community and a tremendous networking and marketing opportunity for sponsors. The event brings together over 25,000 people from all sectors of the Canadian society, a variety of businesses, community organizations and professionals from Canada’s cultural mosaic. Attendees are interested in a variety of products and services and represent existing and potential clients for a variety of sponsors.

JAMBANA™ One World Festival puts sponsors in direct contact with your target audience through promotional material, signage and visible placement opportunity on the grounds the day of the event and through the extensive marketing and advertising campaign leading up to the big day. Post event branding will continue online after the festival.

For more information about Sponsorship, please call Jones & Jones at 905.452.1911 or email info@jambana.com.

Our 2015 Sponsors