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Happy Mother's Day to all our Mothers!
I want to start of by thanking all of you for coming out to the DC Caribbean Carnival's "May Day" Fundraiser last Sunday (May 1st). As you are aware Mr. Sargeant (DC Carnival Executive Director) indicated last week in his message to all of us that "DC Caribbean Carnival needs the community financial support more than ever. The DC Caribbean Carnival, are going through some major challenges that will directly impacted the 13th Annual Caribbean Carnival Extravaganza. Your tax-deductible contribution will go a long way in ensuring that some of these major financial obligations will be met..." You did indeed read his message, and came out and supported the event.
I know Mr. Sargeant and the rest of his committee including myself appreciates your support. Additionally, to the people who gladly volunteered their services, and personally helped me with making sure our areas were fully covered during the fundraiser, I thank you very much for your help and your commitment to DC Caribbean Carnival (Shurla, Maureen, Marva, Jeff, Al and Joanna). To the bands, poets, dancers, hosts and everyone who dedicated their time, and supported in some way to make this happen...Thank you...Thank you...Thank you for all the love!!!!!!
Regarding the actual show, of course I was unable to see it, but from all the reports I received I understand it was wonderful. I did got some feedback from many people who were not happy with the turnout, but there is very little I can say, except we as a community must come together in this critical time of need, so we can continue building, exposing and preserving our culture and our art form (DC Carnival). We need your help quite badly in many ways this year, and we hope you will support us.
On a personal level...we at Arious thank you, and encourage you to please continue with the support for DC Carnival!!!!
It's finally Here!
The 1st Annual Caribbean Gospel Festival presented by Klassik Productions!!!!
Yes, it is finally here, Klassik Productions "Mothers Day Caribbean Gospel Festival" taking place this Sunday on Mother's Day, May 8th. In the past weeks I have introduced you to Klassik Productions, and to all the artists scheduled to perform at this wonderful Gospel festival. Below you will see I have included some details on one of the organizations who will benefit from this event. Some proceeds will be donated to - The Trinidad and Tobago Working Women's Committee of Wash. DC, so come out on Sunday and enjoy this wonderful show!
Remember tickets to this concert is a great Mother's Day Gift. It is going to be a wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day!!!!!
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There are several events taking place this weekend, so do please try and make it out to as many as you can.
(1) Don't forget the Caribbean Style Mother’s Day Brunch presented by the Tobago Association of Metropolitan Washington DC on Sunday (May 8th). The proceeds from this event goes toward helping the schools in Tobago with their school supplies. The price is good ($10.00), so please go out and support this organization, and enjoy their delicious variety of foods. They will have live entertainment and talent showcase. Scroll down to our Events to get all the details and the variety of foods at this event or Click Here!
(2) Remember the BWIA Invaders Steel Orchestra will be in Baltimore, Maryland on Mother's Day as well. Caribbean Carnival Development Committee, Inc "CCDC" (One of the Carnival Associations in Baltimore) is celebrating "Mother's Day" with their Pan concert featuring BWIA Invaders Steel Orchestra. Scroll down, or click here to view the details.
Before I close, I want to ask a few questions, which may help me understand a few things I am experiencing in my everyday life. I know on a number of occasions Todd have talked about, and questioned why it is so difficult for us "as a people" to work together and actually "get along". I have always shared his point of view, but lately it seems that I am personally seeing this problem (blatantly) taking place around me. Which in my view is completely negative! As Todd have asked you in the past, why is it we cannot get along? Why is it that we hate to see each other succeed in life, and/or in business, and actually in everything we do? Why, once someone in our circle gets to a point in life that may be a bit higher than another (possibly a friend or an associate), we find in necessary to make it difficult for that person to continue excelling? Why do we find it necessary to pull that person down? What is wrong with us "as a people"? Why is it that this "crab mentality" is so embedded into our subconscious mind, that we tend to act it out so frequently? Is it because of the 400 of years slavery, where were taught to hate, mis-trust and work against each other, that we just cannot help but live this way it in our present day life? I absolutely don't know why, but I would like to know!!!! As a people, I think we need to stop "hating" and begin to show love, real genuine love to each other. "If you see your brother or sister falling by the wayside, just pick them up and give them a helping hand, if you see your brother or sister going down the wrong pathway, just gear them on to the right path." It only takes one person to make a change in someone's life, to show love and encouragement to someone who needs a little of both. Look around yourself, and if you see anyone who needs anything to make their life a little bit better (whether it be money, love, food, or whatever), and you have it, just share it with that person. I guarantee that you will make a big difference in that person life!!!!
Have a very Happy Mother's Day!
Until next week! Have a great weekend!
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Congratulations to Shortmus (Shortmus Productions) on the launching of his new website - Click Here to view! The costumes for his 2005 portrayal for DC Carnival "King Solomon's Mines-Gem of the Antilles" are featured! Check them out!!!! Happy Belated Birthday Shortmus!!!!
Special Birthday Greeting to Cheryl Adams!
To the women in my life who are exceptional mothers I want to send special greetings to all of you!
Happy Mother's Day!!!!
Mommy Marva - Enjoying her retirement in Trinidad, I love you dearly!
My mother in law Janice - Todd and I send you all our love!
Cousin AnnMarie and Kym
Very close friends Shurla, Abasade and Brandy - mom and mother to be!
Sonia (mom and grandmother to be very soon)
Aunt Maureen - You have done a great job with your boys.
and Aunt Myrtle who was a mother to me throughout my teen life!
Gwen - Special Mother's Day Greetings to You, and to the women of the Bristol Family.
My mind just ran on a special person who is celebrating Mother's day for the first time...Mrs. Marie G. Marie if you are reading - you have always been a mother to many, and now you are blessed with your beautiful daughter, who came into this world several months ago. I know she must be the joy of your life, and she truly is a beauty (just like her mom)! Congratulations, and Happy Mother's Day!!!!
Big Shout Out and Maximum Respect To Barry (West Indian Record Mart). Thanks for the new information.
Shout out to Gregory - GenerationX in Miami. We will get back with you soon!
Roger from Reggae Sundays in New York, thanks for linking up, and the great advise!
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