Born in Jamaica, & educated in England, Jigzie has had extensive experience as a singer and dancer. Her formal dance training plus her connection with the African Dance Troupe, has led Jigzie to move more and more towards presenting her own rich Jamaican heritage always mindful of its African origins. Her enthusiasm for her own culture and heritage, result in performances which are infused with passion and a special authenticity and energy.
Jigzie has appeared at many major festivals, performed in Akwanso Fly South which premiered at the Adelaide Festival before touring nationally. She toured schools nationally for many years with the highly acclaimed duo show An Afro – Caribbean Experience; has appeared in feature films, completed videos on dance and storytelling for television, and worked as a backing vocalist for Reggae bands. She has performed with Zeal Theatre in Mouse, worked with the Wodonga community choreographing the Conga Line 2005 Commonwealth Games celebration and toured Victoria extensively for Commonwealth Games promotions.
In this lively, exciting, colourful and informative performance, Jamaican singer and dancer Jigzie Campbell invites her audience to interact and capture some of the spirit which motivates the people of this spirited island.
This vibrant celebration also shows how Jamaican culture has been enriched by its African roots and diverse ethnic influences from the time of slavery to present day.
Jigzie will be accompanied by percussionist Rueben Campbell aka RuCL who provides a rich sound of traditional “riddims”.
“A terrific performance and a great combination of dance, song, stories with Jamaican flavour and flair!”