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‘Down with the PiP’

T-1 to the first HOTT BAJARAMA! The stage is in, the stalls are being set up… There is a hive of activity in the NCF car park in preparation for tomorrow’s Party in Peace.

The first HOTT BAJARAMA this Saturday, May 4 is jumpstarting Crop Over with a call to action to wear white and to come out and Party in Peace. A slogan that will continue throughout the season as the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) joins with its partners and stakeholders to produce a festival that is exciting and incident free.

“We are looking for a sea of white on Saturday, this is a cause that everybody can stand behind,” says NCF, CEO Mrs. Carol Roberts-Reifer.

“Crop Over is not only a season of unity, music, party and revelry for us, but it continues to be a period of strong economic growth for the country.  Its enormous entrepreneurial potential, the employment opportunities generated not only in the cultural industries but across a number of contributing industries, and the influx of visitors it attracts that bring with it an increase in foreign exchange, makes this festival one of the important economic drivers.  We need this festival, we need this cultural tourism product and there is nary a chance that we can let anything threaten to destroy it,” the NCF CEO added.

This is not something just for promoters and entertainers, but as a people, wearing white tomorrow night will be a show of unity and a commitment to Party in Peace for the season.

Performing in the lineup for the first HOTT BAJARAMA and supporting the NCF in this effort is Peter Ram, who is also expected to be a MC/Host of this six pack event, sharing the stage with Teisha Hinds for the first three and Nikita Browne for the next three; as well as Jus Smoove; Maloneyy; Marvay; Holla Bak; HypaSounds; new artistes Sade and Kamalu and Deejay Zenn.

They have all been rehearsing with the band and will be ready for the stage when the HOTT BAJARAMA kicks off at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow.

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