(Pictured: All-Female Band, Adazeh)
It’s another year to celebrate our women and Womanbition 2017 is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 8 at Red Bones Cafe, 1 Argyle Road, Kingston 5 starting at 8pm.
Every year since 2009, Simiya House and Rassis International in association with Stanley and Empress host an all-female showcase in commemorating International Women’s Day.
This year’s theme, “Be Bold For Change” could not have come at a better time in the lives of every Jamaican men, women and children. It’s as if the universe has heard the cries and have charged us all to make a change with all that is happening in our blessed island and our world.
With this theme, Womanbition 2017 hopes to mobilise, inspire and make a difference in raising the consciousness of why we ought to love each other, rather than take lives.
Performances will come from Shuga, Alaine, Italee, Sharon Tucker, Keteis Oyonde, Xylophone, Monifa Goss, Aza Lineage, Charmaine Lemonious, Tuff Like Iron, Zosiah McGregor, the all-female band, Adazeh, among other guest female performers.
Hosted by Denise “Isis” Miller and Empress, with DJ Iset at the control, Red Bones Cafe will be transformed into an oasis of healing the family through music, messages and “Womanpowerment”.
As customary, donations in cash or kind are being requested as there are no fixed cover charge.
Proceeds are in aid of Mary’s Child (home for teenage mothers) and the UNIA nursing programme.
All are invited to support and play their part as we stand in solidarity to “be bold for change”.