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Festival Mizik Jakmel
Jacmel is just 25 miles south of the country's turbulent capital and yet worlds away from the headlines that too often keep visitors away from the country as a whole. Festival Mizik Jakmel will include 24 bands from across the globe with Stephen and Damien "Junior Gong" Marley headlining the free event. In addition to the live shows parallel events include a tourism conference, art events and workshops. An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest drumming ensemble will also take place. As of now India currently holds the title by having 7,951 people drumming continuously for five minutes in 2006. The organizers of Festival Mizik Jakmel are hoping to have 10,000 in attendance and anyone is welcome to bring a drum and join - though you might want to register online first. For complete details I suggest swinging over to the official event website and if you can't quite make it or find an affordable ticket to the island look into other ways to join in from afar.