Background

JAMBANA™ One World Festival, has grown out of years of world class concerts and festivals produced by Jones & Jones Productions Ltd. 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 with headliners including the late great Joseph Hill and Culture, Leroy Sibblies and Willie Williams. The seven day festival started at the Elmocamb, 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 McGreggor, Leroy Gibbon, Alton Ellis, Beenie Man, Luciano, Bounty Killer, Tiger, Big Youth, Dean Fraser and Firehouse Crew, Mikey General, JUNO winners Carla Marshall and Nana McLean and a host of others.
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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 Ontario", says Executive Producer Denise Jones.

THE SHOW

Kicking off at Noon the stage is live with non stop action until 9:30

  • Gospel
  • Giveaways
  • Opening ceremony
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Edutainment
  • Canadian Reggae Showcase
  • International Reggae
  • 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 a trip to Jamaica. $10 to play.

  • V.I.P Village

    An all inclusive section in a premier position on the grounds of Downsview Parkat JAMBANA™ 2013.
    Guests will receive a complimentary soft drink, a meal, and a seat in a premier position on the grounds of Markham Fairgrounds.
    PRICE: $30 - Regular; $15 - Age 12 & Under

  • Food Village

    All the flavours and the sensations of Jamaica and the Caribbean will be housed in the food village offering a variety of food from Jerk Chicken to Curried Goat. Roasted and boiled corn, Manish water and roasted yams, ackee and salt fish, roti, and an array of desserts from rum and coconut cakes to sweet potato pudding. Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian and Chinese food will also taunt the taste buds. Additionally, an array of healthy juices, water, coconut water and icy snow cones will cool summer thirsts.

  • Children’s Village

    Global Toronto engages JAMBANA™ One World Festival children with Face painting, Exciting rides are available for children all day. Pan Am Games display offers interactive games all day. Moms and Dads can keep an eye on the kids and stay connected to the exciting stage.

  • Travel & Trade Village

    The JAMBANA™ One World Festival, Fun For The Family, Travel & Trade Village showcases opportunities for new Canadians, business services including financial planning, banking options, travel and trade, new products, community organizations and global opportunities.

  • Health Village

    Information sharing on Sickle Cell Disease, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Glaucoma, and other diseases, will be the focus of the Health Village. Live well, stay well.

Performers

JAMBANA™ One World Festival has an exciting line up of international, Grammy nominated and Canadian artists that will keep you entertained throughout the day. From Gospel to Reggae to Comedy, Edutainment, Soca and Calypso, JAMBANA™ has something for everyone.

  • Performers
  • Yellowman – Grammy Nominee
  • Nadine Sutherland – “Action”
  • Dynamic Dragonaires – Ska to Soca
  • Pat Kelly - Classic
  • Oliver Samuels – Caribbean King of Comedy
  • St James Town Steel Band - Pantastic
  • Bahamian Junkanoo Legends – Edutainment – From the Continent to the diaspora
  • Steele - Sensational
  • Melanie Durrant – JUNO Nominee
  • Ammoye – JUNO Nominee
  • Nkrumah – Roots and Culture
  • Mountain Edge – Canada’s hardest working reggae band
  • Eysus – Dancehall style
  • Donnette Thompson-Hall – Anointed Gospel
  • Dance Caribe – Island Rhythms
  • Carnival Spice
  • Dennis Brown Tribute – Chester Miller – Reggae Prince
  • PASSING THROUGH – SPECIAL GUEST
  • DJ’s
  • Rosa – Soul To Soul
  • Nelson – Reggaemania – CHIN 100.7
  • D’Enforcas – Soak In The Soca – CHIN 100.7
  • MC’s
  • Oliver Samuels
  • Jay Martin
  • Delroy G – G 98
  • Allan Jones – G 98
  • Luther Brown – CHRY 105.5