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FRIDAY

October 1, 2004

 

THIS WEEK EVENTS IN 

WASHINGTON DC, VIRGINIA,  MIAMI AND MORE

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WHAT'S HAPPENING by Susan Mangatal

Greetings To all among our on-line family:

Finally all the hurricanes have calmed down.  Thank God!  Of course, this last one Jeanne did some major devastation on her way through the states.  She slammed into Florida again, and this time she did affect many of our family members on the Golf Coast. While talking to one of our family member during the hurricane, we could hear the strong winds beating against the house, along with the banging of the fallen trees and branches, not to mention the loud sounds of the rain slamming against the roof and windows.  They actually made the closet their place to hang out during the storm, even the pet poodle Coco (the newest member in our family).  Friends in Central Florida indicated to me that we would be surprised to see the destruction of the places that we were so familiar with and loved.  Trees gone, and homes destroyed, most importantly many still do not have power (going on 3 weeks now).   One of close friends indicated that generators are a major commodity, the way he phrased it was funny…he stated, "People are fighting over generators like it's crack".  Very descriptive I must say, but nothing to laugh at!  He actually asked that we try to located one in our area for him and drop it off on our way to Miami. So if anyone has a small generator they want to donate, please let us know.

From all the reports, it really hit Florida bad again with 120-mph winds.  Jeanne ripped off roofs, left stop signs dangling precariously, destroyed communities, flooded bridges, killed about 6 people, knocked down the already week buildings and structures left from Frances (and the rains from Ivan), and left about 5.2 million people without electricity while pulling down trees and shredding power lines.  People were told to boil their tap water before drinking it to avoid contaminants.  President Bush even declared a major disaster area in Florida.  

Jeanne then moved on to Georgia with approx. 50 mph winds, causing lots of flooding and major power outages.  The Carolinas, Virginia and our area here in DC/MD got lots of rain as well.  

As we all know it slammed into Haiti and left over 1,500 people dead, approximately 2,601 injured, thousands still missing, and over 200,000 homeless.  There are lots of looting and fighting for food amongst the people, due to the food shortage.  Many people are suffering from diarrhea, while many of the children have contracted Gangrene. It also tore across the Bahamas leaving neighborhoods under 6 feet of water.  

It's all so horrible...one day you have your life, your home and even your family, and in the next few hours, all is gone!  The suffering still continues, and we ask all of you on our on-line community to help as much as you can.  Call your Embassies to find out how you can donate and help in any way.

As for us here in DC, this weekend we/you have 2 more opportunities to donate and express our love.  The first is at ICE Productions "Miami Jump Off" Event that is taking place on Saturday night, October 2, 2004.  All donations will be accepted at this event.  Click here for more details on this event, or scroll down to view ad.

The other is the "One Caribbean" Artist In Action For Caribbean Relief Fund Benefit Concert.  This takes place on Sunday, October 3, 2004, at Crossroads Complex.  Many Bands will be performing' such as the DKGB, Image, Oasis, Strykers Posse, Trankill Haitian Band and Pan Masters Steel Orchestra.  Also, additional artists will be performing as well, such as Sam'O, Lightfoot, African Heritage Dancers & Drummers, Spoken Word / Comedy Skits, Presentations from several Ambassadors, and much, much more.  The minimum donation is $10.00, plus you are encouraged to give more to the Island you feel that needs it the most.  This event promptly starts at 4pm and ends at 10pm.  Please come out and support this important event, and bring all your donations of clothing, food and money.  For more information click here, or you can scroll down to the ad section to view the details.

The Trinidad &Tobago Association of Washington DC is collected items as well.  Drop off canned foods and clothes, etc. to their headquarters on Georgia Avenue in DC.  Monetary donations will be collected as well and should be made payable to Trinidad and Tobago Association Hurricane Relief Fund.  For the address, the drop off times and the contacts, please scroll down to view their ad.

Caribbean Connection is very happy and pleased from the overwhelming response they received over this past weekend and throughout this week, regarding donations for the Hurricane victims.  Things are so great, they are running out of storing space.  For those who have contacted them for a pick-up, please be assured someone from the organization will be by to pick up your donations.  Beverlee Dawkins (President) and Yolanda Alleyne (Vice President) are extremely pleased with the outpouring of love and support from all in our Community.  We here are Arious are very thankful and pleased with this major outpour of love and support.  Below is a message from Yolanda Alleyne expressing her Gratitude on behalf of the Organization.

“Caribbean Connections would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all of our supporters that contributed clothing, funds, canned goods to us, so that we might be able to send it to the less fortunate and the victims of hurricanes IVAN, FRANCES, and JEANNE.

A Special thanks to IZORA Restaurant and Night Club - Manager Taylor Grammont; Crossroads Entertainment Complex - owner Alton Gayle, Zanzibar Night Club - Manager Tony Watson, for allowing us to use their facilities as a Drop-Off point, and also my colleagues at SAIC in Herndon, Sterling and Silver Springs and others for their support.  

As to Susan and Todd of Arious, many thanks for your support in the past and now.  I truly don’t believe that we “Caribbean Connections” and Washington Rampage could have gotten this far without your help, advise, support, and believing that we “Caribbean Connections” would have made it when others felt differently.  You are truly a dynamite pair and much, much kudos to you both.  

If we have left any persons or city out, please excuse me; we extend my eternal thanks and gratitude to you.

Our Contact Information is: Beverlee: 301 455-3576 & Yolanda: 301 580-5866

Yolanda Alleyne

 

For the folks in upper New York who e-mailed us regarding your donations, we will make sure a New York Representative from Caribbean Connections contact you very soon.  They will make arrangements to collect your donations.

In closing let me briefly share Todd’s thoughts and feelings on a wonderful event we checked out last week.

It was the show that featured Brigadier Jerry, Charlie Chaplin, and Down Beat "The Ruler", (Josey Wales was not in attendance).  This took place last Sunday, again under the stars, and indeed it was truly "off the hook."  All I can say is vibes, vibes and more vibes!!!!  This show was different for me, because I didn't participate in all the goings on around me, I just chilled with a different frame of mind, and I must say I still enjoyed the show tremendously.  All this experience left me saying why, oh why can't our DJ's in this area follow in the footsteps of Downbeat, and play the music the way the music should be played?  Why can't they create vibes such as this?  

Someone involved with the venue had the nerve to tell me that I'm living in a different time, what they must realize it's not a matter of time or what the DJs are playing, it's how it's put together to create the VIBES that we call Reggae Music.  It just seems that this new breed of promoters find it very difficult to be leaders when it comes to the music.  All they do, and are able to promote is what they think is "in" at the time, which happens to be "slackness".  This was pure niceness and this doesn't mean oldies because they were not.  There are many great tunes that are released daily that could be put together by a talented DJ to create the VIBES.  Nevertheless, as my wife and I always say "we can't let negative words get the best of us".  To them I must say...Go with Jah!

As one of the statements Pappa Briggy sometimes chants during his shows "Jesus Christ meh nice! That’s exactly how we felt "nice" at this event.  

Just want to send a special shout out to DJ Fabulous; it was real cool chilling with you and the crew on Sunday!

Todd Mangatal

The time is drawing near for Miami Carnival, and things are really heating up here in DC.  Many folks are traveling to Miami for all the festivities and fun.  We will try to check out both Carnivals, but last year we had lots of fun at the Breward Carnival in Fort Lauderdale.  Of course, we have planned to check out all the pre-carnival and after Carnival Events.  Hopefully, we will get some more details on all the different events taking place in Miami for next weeks' e-mail.  We will definitely be hanging out and supporting ICE Productions "Stamina" Event at the Marlin Hotel (scroll down to view the ad below).  As Todd stated last week, if you haven't booked your hotels, airfare or rental cars yet, hit us back because we have got some discounted rates on all.  

The New Orleans Carnival has been rescheduled, and will take place from Friday, October 22, 2004-Sunday, October 24, 2004.  See the Details Below or check out their site at www.bayoubacchanal.com.

This weekend, don't forget to check out Golden Touch Entertainment and ICE Productions Event at the T&T Club House on Saturday.  Also check out Sam'O on Saturday if you are in Virginia (Scroll down to view Sam'O's ad for details), and on Sunday at the "One Caribbean" Hurricane Relief Benefit.  

To the folks in our area, please go out and support all the Hurricane Relief Efforts taking place this weekend!

To our on-line family have a wonderful weekend, and please be careful.

Until Next Week!


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Site Under Construction and will be completed soon!!!

 WE WILL LAUNCH A NEW WEB PORTAL TO THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITIES OF THE US.

CARIBBEANNDUS.COM 

Caribbeanndus will be the place on the net for Information, Entertainment, Communications Targeted to people with Caribbean Heritage or people with an interest in the Caribbean.

The main feature will be the fact that this is a nationwide site but most major markets will have its own website staffed locally and eventually an entertainment and Heritage Complex. 

One exciting feature will be the "N D Caribbean" Directory.  This will be as a phone book was before the internet.   Let's say you live in NY and you are planning a trip to Miami, but you don't want to do the tourist thang.  You might want to know where you can get Jerk Chicken in Miami, where you can hear some real reggae or Soca music and vybes.  With this directory everything will be easy just Log onto caribbeanndus.com and go to caribbeannmiami and all your questions will be answered.  Additionally, if you live in Washington DC and you want to support Caribbean businesses, Services, and Professional.  There you go!  log onto caribbeanndus.com and go to Caribbean n DC and you've got the links.  We will be launching in 12 east coast Cities very soon! 

Washington/Baltimore    Philadelphia    New York    

Boston                  Atlanta             Orlando/Tampa     

Jacksonville/Daytona        Miami/West Palm                

Caribbeanndus will be an outlet to stay in touch with what's happening in the Caribbean communities of the US.   From DC to NY to Miami and all the way to LA.  "Caribbean N D us" will be in the Place

We will create an outlet to expose and market Caribbean Businesses, Services, Entertainment and Culture to a large audience regularly!

Major Advertising will be done regionally!!! 

The INTERNET, it's the new frontier. We've just scratched the surface with how the Internet can change our lives for the best.

 Our 1st year projection is  $1.5 million+

Opportunities For You

CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE

or log onto www.caribbeanndus.com

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

For anyone in our community or those who are out of town, who wishes to submit a commentary about an event you attended, or just want to tell us about an interesting experience, please feel free to submit it to us at ariousentertainment@earthlink.net, we would be glad to include it in our weekly commentary.

 

PSA

CARIBBEAN HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORT!!!

We have all spent some time in the lovely Islands of the Caribbean

HELP US REBUILD.

 

Drop off CANNED FOOD, NEW BED SHEETS, CLOTHING, ETC.

Monetary donations should be made payable to:

Trinidad and Tobago Association Hurricane Relief Fund

At

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ASSOCIATION of Washington D. C.

5123 Georgia Avenue, N. W.

Washington, D. C. 20011

 

Monday - Friday

From 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturday

From 12 to 6 p.m.

Contact:

Harold Mckell (P.R.O.) 301-681-5307

Nigel Hudson (Vice President) 301-213-1475 

 

ON DE ROAD WITH 

SAM'O


October 2, 2004, 12 Noon - 8:00 pm

Arts on the Avenue Street Festival, Alexandria Del Ray Area, Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA

 

October 3, 2004, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Garden of Divinity Annual Celebration

October 3, 2004, 4:00pm - 10:00pm

One Caribbean" Artist In Action For Caribbean Relief Fund Benefit Concert

 

October 7, 2004

SAM'O Competes in Miami Calypso Monarch Competition and Soca Monarch Competitions


SUPPORT THE RELEASE OF 2 BRAND NEW CD'S FROM SAM’O

“Call To Prayer” GOSPEL  

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Special $10.00


CALYPSO + The Hit TATA” 

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Carnivals  2004

October 11, 2004

Broward County Caribbean Carnival

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

 

October 11, 2004

Miami Caribbean Carnival

www.miamicarnival.org

 

 

October 22, 23 & 24, 2004

New Orleans Carnival

Friday, October 22, 2004 - Pre Carnival Dance with DJ Pepper Tree

Saturday, October 23, 2003 - Caribbean Parade in Downtown New Orleans

Concert with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires at 11 pm

Sunday October 24, 2004 - Post Carnival picnic in Nicholson Park

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Remember to Support all the Events, without your support, the quality of entertainment will diminish

Scroll down to view all the upcoming Events & Announcements, "Shout Outs" and DEALS!

 

Lucy and Marvin Congratulations on your Marriage!

Per Todd: Big Up To Kea, your beautiful smile is always welcoming (Todd's favorite bartender)!

Happy Belated Birthday Greetings to Suzy Russell!

A Special Shout Out to DJ Fabulous!

Shout Out to Marcia, Paulette and Sonia!  Paulette Congratulations on your Bed and Breakfast business in Jamaica, glad to know that it made it through the Hurricane!

Big Up To Ernie in Red Hills, Jamaica, good to know that you too made it through Hurricane Ivan!

Caribbean Connections Thanks so much for the Love, and Kind Words!

 


If you have a business, product or service, and you would like to expose it to our On-Line Community.  E-mail us for our Rates.

todd@ariousentertainment.com

 

THIS WEEKEND EVENTS

 

WASHINGTON, DC

 

C E L E B R A T I O N S

 

FESTIVAL DE LAS AMERICAS   Latin & Caribbean Festival

Saturday October 2, 2004

Noon – 5 PM

 LOCATION:  Westlake High School    Located at 3300 Middletown Road – just one mile west of the St. Charles Towne                                         Center Mall is in Waldorf, Maryland (Charles County).

  ADMISSION:                        FREE for all ages

OVERVIEW:  Everyone is invited to celebrate the traditional cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean at Festival de l                                        las Americas.

In addition to performances by four live bands you

can participate in a FREE Salsa Dance Workshop

and a FREE Workshop in Mexican Folklorico

Dancing. 

Enjoy music and performances by:

·         MARIACHI LOS AMIGOS

·         QUEZTALES MEXICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE - presenting dance traditions from Mexico's Veracruz, Jaliscos and Baja California states.

·         SOL Y RUMBA  performing Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merenque, & Conjunto

·         OASIS ISLAND SOUNDS – performing reggae and calypso

·         HERMANAS COMPRES – Dominican Gospel Band

·         ST. PETER’S CHURCH CHOIR of WALDORF

·         DUENDE CAMARON  - a Gipsy Rumba guitar duet.

·         BLAZE TORCH – Spanish Gospel Rap

FESTIVAL OF THE AMERICAS is sponsored by Black Leadership Council for Excellence  & the Minority Achievement Committee of Westlake H.S with support from Charles County Public Schools, and National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.  For further information call Gwen Buggs at 301-392-1775 or e-mail the BLCE at blce1989@aol.com

 

Saturday, October 2, 2004

Golden Touch Entertainment and ICE Productions

present

Miami Carnival Jump Off

Saturday, October 2, 2004

@ the T&T Club House, 5123 Georgia Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC.

NY DJ: Back To Basics

DC DJ: Mystic Vibes 6.0

Balt. DJ: Smally The Golden Touch

 Wax Live Sound

11:00 pm until & $10.00 Cover

Donations for the Hurricane Relief fund

 will be accepted.

Click here for flyer and more details!

 

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004

"One Caribbean"

Artistes in Action for Caribbean Relief in Association with Crossroads 

Benefit Concert

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004, from 4pm - 10 pm

Performances by

Image Band, Oasis Band, Strykers Passe, DKGB, Trankill Haitian Band and Pan Masters Steel Orchestra

Along with

The African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, Spoken words and comedy and appearances and performances by other surprise artistes.

Music by: Bobby's Music Machine

Hosted by: MC's Tony Carr, John Blake Sidrach Franklin and Neil Mattei

at

Crossroads

4103 Baltimore Avenue Bladensburg, Maryland

For more information contact:

Caribbean Belly: 202-726-2726; DC Caribbean Carnival, Inc.- Sarge: 301-346-9635; Institute of Caribbean Studies-Ms. Nelson: 202-879-1887; St. Lucia DC Association-Ms. Charles: 301-537-6234; and Arious Entertainment-Todd www.ariousentertainment.com or todd@ariousentertainment.net

Minimum donation $10.00

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

MIAMI

Sunday October 10, 2004

Ice Entertainment, New York United, and Carib Crew

Invites you to Miami

STAMINA

The Miami Beach Carnival Last Lap Event

Sunday October 10, 2004

Music by: Sprang International, Back2Basics, D'Orenzo, and the Carib Crew

At the Exclusive

Marlin Hotel

1200 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach Florida

Advance Tickets $15.00 and More at Door

(First 20 Women get free Mac Cosmetics) Plus win 2 tickets to T&T Carnival 2K5

Info.: Ice: 301-257-0102, Carib Crew in Miami: 305-345-0930

Click Here for Ticket Outlets, Sponsors and more details.

Arious Entertainment is a proud Sponsor of this event!  See you on the Beach!

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