AMERICAN a capella group Traces of Blue will alight the dome at Emancipation Park on Friday for the US Embassy's Blues on the Green (BOTG) event in celebration of Black History Month.
The dynamic vocal ensemble, formerly known as the Afro Blue Vocal Band, will perform at 6:00 pm.
As a group, Traces of Blue obtained international recognition through the third season of the NBC a cappella competition, The Sing-Off. They have since become a professional ensemble performing to adoring crowds who appreciate their musical style, which is based in blues and jazz, has allowed them to lend their signature sound to genres such as R&B, gospel, pop, hip-hop, funk, and many others.
The Embassy will use this year's event to further the spirit of community by inviting each attendee to donate a canned food item to the National Council for Senior Citizens.
Local sponsors of the event include the Best Dressed Chicken/Jamaica Broilers Group, Coldfield Manufacturing Limited, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Jamaica Tourist Board, KIRK Distributors, Michi Supercentre, National Commercial Bank, Pat's Flower Shop, Isle Chix Limited, Sampars Cash and Carry, Continental Baking Company / National, Mavis Bank Coffee, Wisynco, Pepsi-Cola, The Gleaner Company, Jamaica Observer, TVJ/RJR, CVM TV, Mega Jamz, and Kool 97FM.