JAMBANA™ One World Festival Looks for JAMBANA™ Idol Online!

Friday July 3rd, 2015 - Toronto, Canada

JAMBANA™ One World Festival is looking for the next JAMBANA™ Idol who will win prizes, as well as a coveted spot to perform on August 2nd and 3rd on the JAMBANA™ One World Festival stage in front of 20,000 + attendees!

Presented by Western Union and supported by the Toronto Sun, JAMBANA™ Idol is a modern day extension of the Jones & Jones Talent Search that started in Toronto in 1988.  The 2015 version of the talent search is a fantastic opportunity for up and coming talent that includes the ability for participants to submit their talents online via a specialized link (torontosun.com/JAMBANAIdol).  Whether dance, spoken word, comedy, or live performance, performers can submit a sixty second video and contact information between July 1st and July 17th, 2015 for consideration.  Top five entrants will be selected and voted on between July 20th and 24th.

Three winners will be selected on July 27th and will perform on Monday August 3rd at the festival, at which time the audience will decide who is the ultimate winner of JAMBANA™ Idol 2015.  There will be cash prizes, a writing and recording session with internationally acclaimed musicians, and a performance spot on the JAMBANA™ One World Festival 2016 stage!

Canada is known for producing some of the worlds' greatest entertainment talent; from Drake to Justin Beiber to The Weeknd, and Jones & Jones has a history of discovering great talent and bringing careers to international stages.  Denise Jones, CEO and Co-Founder of JAMBANA™ One World Festival says "we continue to get a great deal of email and phone calls from aspiring artists who want a chance to perform on the JAMBANA™ One World Festival stage, so we thought to combine the inquiries with our talent search we started in the 80's and give artists a chance to perform, and work professionally with some of the best musicians, and receive a lot of attention.  We know the next 'great' is in our midst.  JAMBANA™ Idol creates a stage for great performers to shine; it's a win - win!"  Online, the news of JAMBANA™ Idol has taken root with the creation of the hashtag #JAMBANAIdol

The 7th annual JAMBANA™ One World Festival, presented by Jones & Jones Productions, sees a fusion of world cultures come together at the Markham Fair Grounds on Sunday August 2nd and Monday August 3rd, 2015.  The Festival runs from 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm both days and doors open at 12pm.  This year's festival is supported by long-time television partner, Global Toronto and new addition for 2015, the Toronto Sun.

In a two-day showcase that features some of the best in music and entertainment, JAMBANA™ One World Festival announced this year's performers which include, the Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds, Reggae sensation Kabaka Pyramid, four time JUNO Award winner Exco Levi, Australian born artist Nattali Rize & Notis, Dancehall Sensation Gully Bop, veteran performer Ernie Smith, North America's funny man Majah Hype, Steele, George Banton, Nana McLean, Kiprich, Fab 5, and more.  Come experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the globe in two days of jam-packed fun for the family.  One world.  One Love.  JAMBANA™.

Media and fans can follow the progress of JAMBANA™ Idol by following @JAMBANAFestival on Twitter and Instagram.

Media inquiries can be sent to Natasha Von Castle via natashavoncastle@gmail.com