Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2018

22 September 2018 – Montego Bay, Jamaica

Caribbean & North America

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Yendi Phillipps

Yendi Phillipps

Host

Yendi Phillipps is a Jamaican television host, model and beauty queen who won the title of Miss Jamaica at the Miss World beauty pageant in 2007. This was followed in 2010 when she claimed Miss Jamaica Universe.

She is also founder of her own charitable organisation, the Yendi Phillipps Foundation.

Andrew Kennedy

Andrew Kennedy

Host

Andrew Kennedy is one of the most hysterical comedians today. Raised in South America, the Caribbean and Asia by a Colombian mother and British father, this entertainer promotes cultural diversity through comedy. He developed, produced and starred in his very own CBS pilot show "Related by Marriage", and his half hour "Comedy Central Presents" special was voted one of the network's top 20.

He has been seen on The Very Funny Show TBS, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, SiTV's Spanglish 101, Baby Madness Discovery Channel, and nickmom Night Out. Additionally, Andrew has performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Canada and Kilkenny Comedy Festival Ireland and at Lincoln Center.

Albert Hird

Albert Hird

Albert Hird gained a scholarship to attend The Jamaica School of Music, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. He has also studied at the Royal Military School of Music, England, where was awarded the Best International Musician of the Year and the Adjutant award for the Smartest Musician. He has served the Jamaica Defence Force for over 30 years.

Ashley Martin

Ashley Martin

Ashley Martin is the former lead female vocalist for the world renowned Soca Band Byron Lee and the Dragoneers. She has toured the world extensively showcasing her musical talent, opening for some of the most acclaimed international acts such as the legendary Gladys Knight, the Grammy award winning group Air Supply, Melba More and Pattie La Bell.

Jon Williams

Jon Williams

Jon Williams was awarded the Council of Jamaica’s Silver Musgrave Medal for outstanding merit in the field of music in 2010. He is a lecturer of Jazz Piano at Jamaica’s premiere arts education and training institution – the Edna Manley College of the Visual And Performing Arts (EMCVPA). He is also Jamaica’s foremost violinist and is also a highly accomplished pianist.

Michael David

Michael David

Up-and-coming R&B artiste Michael David is described as a ‘voice for all ages’. His music is the perfect combination of rich soulful R&B sounds with contemporary stylings. His vocal prowess and vivacious performances have made him a sought-after gem hidden within the folds of Jamaica’s vibrant music industry. His unique sound reverberates on stage, thrilling audiences from near and far, satisfying the musical palate of listeners as they digest his passion.

Movements

Movements

Launched back in 1981, Movements Dance Company of Jamaica has captivated audiences at home and abroad. A tribute to Jamaican culture and heritage, Movements has firmly established itself as a foremost exponent of modern contemporary dance in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Phylea Carley

Phylea Carley

Phylea Carley is one of Jamaica’s brightest and most talented artistes, whose talent for performing and entertaining have brought her national attention and awards. She has been praised by top Jamaican music critics for her endless energy and her deep and genuine passion for music, and has also earned accolades for her role at national cultural competitions.

Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica

Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica was formed in May 2013 by a group of committed musicians with the aim of forming a long-lasting national orchestra of high and keeping the classical, neo-classical and orchestral genres alive and flourishing in Jamaica.

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