@spiceofficial) / Twitter" width="326" height="326" data-noaft="1" />Jamaican entertainers Spice and Gramps Morgan were special invitees at a cultural showcase put on by The American Immigrant Society on Wednesday (December 15).
Both entertainers were invited by Consul General of Jamaica in New York Alsion Roach Wilson, who recognized both artistes in her opening address, which attracted a round of applause.
The cultural showcase saw Jamaica collaborate with Turkey, Japan, and South Africa, at the recently opened Turkish House, to display the captivating aspects of each nation’s culture, including music and cuisine.
According to Wilson, the event which was a first of its kind was an opportunity to promote brand Jamaica, as well as facilitate the forging of deeper connections between all four countries.
“This is the first such event and it was important for Jamaica to participate because we want to focus on doing things that are different – stepping outside of the box, ” Wilson said.
“We have great relations with Japan, Turkey and South Africa and I deemed it a good idea for Jamaica to collaborate with these countries,” Wilson added.
In addition to Spice and Gramps Morgan, Jamaican reggae artiste Johnny Osbourne also performed at the event.