by Susan Mangatal - firstname.lastname@example.org
I was celebrating too hard with Todd last week for a week long birthday celebration and was unable to connect with you as I do every week. Forgive me for that! My head is finally starting to feel good again, it was bad all last week. First off I want to send a special Thank you to a friend Mr. AMG who really made Todd's birthday a happy one. Todd really had no intentions on celebrating his birthday, his words to me was "at my age, there is nothing to celebrate, I'd rather forget it", but Mr. AMG came along and said "let's celebrate" and made it happen. Thanks Friend (sorry for "putting you out there" like this)!!!!
Well, it's Carnival time again!
Yes, the Carnival Season is heating up here in Washington DC. All the Mas men and women are back from Trinidad's Carnival with fresh ideas, beautiful costumes and all hyped up for DC Carnival. As usual DC Caribbean Carnival, Inc. (DCCC) is planning and working very heard on bringing this successful yearly event. Of course nothing successful comes easy and without challenges, but as dedicated as this Carnival organizing body is, this 13th Carnival is sure to be the best!!!!
DCCC will be hosting their first fundraiser on Saturday, March 26th, 2005. Their Annual Glorious Saturday Fete @ The Caribbean Style Restaurant. Check the Events page for all the details.
NOTICE TO ALL MAS BANDS & BANDLEADERS
Bands/Bandleaders who intend to participate in this years' Carnival, a mandatory meeting is being held on Tuesday, March 15th at the DC Carnival Office in Washington DC. For details contact their office at 202-726-2204
Look out for Upcoming Band Launchings, I heard from Washington Rampage who indicated they will be launching in Early April. I had an opportunity to get a sneak peek of their costumes, and they are gorgeous!
Masters Steel Orchestra is
also gearing up for Carnival. On April 10, 2005, they will be
celebrating their 20th Anniversary by performing at the Publick
Playhouse for the Performing Arts, 5445 Landover Road., Cheverly Maryland,
along with guest Artist Robert Greenidge (world renowned pannist from Trinidad
and Tobago). More
details are listed below or contact Pan Masters Headquarters/Pan Yard 301-864-2610 or the Public Relations
Office of Caribbean Festivals, Inc. - Mr. Roland Barnes @ 301-249-1028 (h) or 202-255-1987 (c). Tickets
are $20.00 each and are available at Pan Masters Steel Orchestra.
Grammy Winner Shabba Ranks in Washington DC this weekend!
Lots of excitement is in the air because it's been 10 years since we, and lots of folks in this area have not had the opportunity to see Reggae Superstar Shabba Ranks live! Oh yes, 2 time Grammy winner Reggae Superstar Shabba Ranks will be performing live in our area. The wait is finally over, he will be in Washington DC this Saturday, March 12, 2005. This will surly bring back lots of great memories. Before Shabba won several Grammy's and put out many mainstream hits, Shabba was the foundation of the dancehall in the Mid 80's. It surprised us that he has been off the scene for such a long time and hasn't had any major hits since the late 90's, but that's the business...though! When you are on top they love you, and when you slip or say the wrong thing they forget about you, and it seems this is what happened to Shabba. We love all of Shabba hits, but the 3 we most like are "The Pirates Anthem" with Coco Tea and Home Tea, "Shine Eye Gal" and "Golden Touch".
By the way does anyone know what's up with Petra! She was as hot as Shabba in the 90's, with many crossover hits. It's amazing everything all abruptly stopped from both of these artists. If anyone has any insight on why, please let us know.
Again, this Saturday Shabba Ranks will be performing live in Washington DC.
For all the details check www.crossroadsclub.com
Thanks to all who wrote with nice comments regarding the Black History Segment I did last month. I was especially touched by on-line family member who indicated they were unaware of some of the powerful black women I featured, and they took the time to do some research on each and learned a lot. They even requested that I continue featuring a powerful black person each month. Which I think I will! Thanks again for all the encouraging words, I truly appreciate it and all your support!
don't forget to continue helping out the people of Guyana from recovering
from "The Floods of Guyana". Many are trying to put their
lives back together from the homelessness and are in need. So contribute and help
whatever you can
by contacting your Local Guyanese
Embassy and your Local Red Cross Office, or any of the below
agencies. Or http://www.reliefweb.int
Until next week, please have a safe and wonderful weekend!
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SIZZLING THURSDAYS!!! Be sure to join the rejuvenated & energized maestro "Fabulous" for "Sizzling Thursdays". Showtime Thurs. 9:00pm-12 midnight. Join DJ Fabulous as he celebrates his birthday! www.caribbeanvibesradio.com. Share the link with friends and family across the globe. Email your requests, shout- outs to email@example.com or toll free 1-866-ONE-VIBE
REMEMBER Wednesday from 9:00pm for "Under Pressure" with DJ Gusma from outta Italy. Nuff vibes and sweet melodies for one HOT hour. Show repeats on Thursdays 1pm-2pm.
Virginia Beach Carnival - June 10th-12th
DC Caribbean Carnival - June 25th & 26th
March 26, 2005 - Glorious Saturday Fundraiser Fete
Now called Boston Carnival Village - The Carnival now includes all those things associated with Boston Carnival, not just those of the administrative body "The Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston Inc." (CACAB)
This year (2005) Features: (1) Carnival band: See the years new offering and when bands will be launching; (2) Jouvert Committee: Register your "Old Mas Ban"; (3) Applications: A very powerful feature- Vendors, Bands, etc. (4) Advertise: Online, Carnival magazine, bands, etc; (5) Village News: - want to know what's up, you to can submit an article for online publication. 300-500 words & photo; and (5) Market Place: Purchase T-shits, Caps, Mug, Calendars, etc.
WHUT - TV - Ch.32, 6pm - Monday, March 14th, 2005: The Caribbean-American Heritage Awards Gala - By popular demand, CaribNation TV is please to re-broadcast the Institute of Caribbean Studies’ 2004 Annual Caribbean-American Heritage Awards Gala, hosted by Principal Anchor Derrice Deane
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Happy Birthday to Abosode, may you enjoy your special day!
Happy Birthday To "DJ Fabulous" from www.caribbeanvibesradio.com
Happy Belated Birthday Mark H.
Happy Belated Birthday Mr. Herman Samuels!
Get Well "Bob The Wiz", our thoughts are with you, and we pray that your have a speedy recovery.
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