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Arious congratulates Jamaica on their 44th Independence

Jamaica's 44th Independence Celebrations in Washington DC takes place July 28 – August 6, 2006.  Ambassador Gordon Shirley and the staff of the Embassy invite Jamaicans, their families and friends to celebrate Jamaica 44th Independence.  There are a host of events taking place here in Washington DC and Maryland from July 28-August 3rd so log on to www.jnaofc.org or www.dccaribbeanconnection.com for all the details.  Ambassador Shirley will be spending some time with Radio Personality Tony Carr on WPFW 89.3FM Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 @ 10:00 pm so tune in and listen live or on the net www.wpfw.org

This weekend, DC and Maryland will surly be celebrating Jamaica’s 44th Independence.  There are several legendary Reggae artist performing in town June 29th and 30th.  We look forward to seeing Super Cat on Saturday the 29th.  

Shabba Ranks and King Yellow man, along with 1 of our favorite female DJ's Lady G will be performing in town as well on Sunday the 30th.  So go out and enjoy these shows and hit us up and let us know your experience.

 

 

 

PSA 

Brooklyn, New York

New York Council Woman Yvette Clarke is running for Congress and one of our own Mr. Ernest Skinner (who recently moved back home to New York) is raising funds to assure Ms. Clarke's  victory on September 12th.

Mr. Ernest Skinner, one of our own community leaders here in Washington DC, moved back to New York approximately a  year ago, and he has resumed his role as a community activist.  He informed us that he has stepped back into his old role in an attempt to influence the outcome of the 11th Congressional District Seat in his home town of Brooklyn, New York.  His first step was hitting the streets in very hot weather collecting signatures to get Yvette Clarke on the ballot. We are proud to know that he obtain several hundred+ signatures, and Ms. Clarke’s  campaign submitted well over 10,000. He is now currently raising funds to assure the victory in the Primary on September 12th. Mr. Skinner and two of his friends are hosting a fundraiser for Ms. Yvette Clarke on August 17th to aid her effort. So to all our New York On-line family, please support Mr. Skinner and his partners in their efforts by attending his fundraiser for Councilwoman Yvette Clarke with her candidacy for the 11th Congressional District seat.  Click Here to See the details on the fundraiser and the location.   

Ms. Yvette Clarke’s campaign has gained national attention because of its Voting Rights dynamic and the attempt of an interloper to buy his way into the fray. Please support Ms. Clarke and  be as generous as possible.

For more details on The campaign, the web site is www.voteyvette.com 

 

We would like to congratulate another person from our community who just published a book.  Congratulations to Dr. J. Edsel Edmunds, Former Ambassador of St. Lucia to the UN, OAS, and US on publishing

THE TRIANGLE OF SUCCESS

“For our Youth, Leaders of Tomorrow”  

   The book The Triangle of Success by Dr. J. Edsel Edmunds will inspire, motivate, and empower our young generation to achieve their potential.  It has been recommended by distinguished educators as required reading at all levels, for students, parents, teachers and youth leaders.  It encourages all of us to engage ourselves in a process of continuing education for “what we know is infinitesimally small compared to what we do not know.”  It propels us to discover the enormous potential within us and to develop an enquiring mind. The author alludes to the differences and commonalities of humankind and at the same time points the way towards a reduction of world conflicts, and contribution to world peace, all symbolized by the geometric interrelated points of a triangle.

 

 

Arious Creative Concepts 

presents

The DC Caribbean Carnival 2k6 DVD

Order your 2 hour DVD featuring Highlights of the 14th Annual DC Caribbean Carnival Festival

"SEE THE SIGHTS...HEAR THE SOUNDS"

featuring

Pan Jam, DiManche Gras, The Parade, The Festival/Concert in the Park, plus a bonus behind the scene look of the Organizers of this major Caribbean event!

Cost - $20.00 and 

Shipping and Handling! -  

   

  

You can also pay via money order or check, payable to Arious Entertainment.  

Send your payment to:

Arious Entertainment, P.O. Box 1568, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060

 

 

Your DVD Purchase – Update

The DVD was released on July 20th, however a few of you have not received your copy due to overwhelming responses to the purchasing of the DVD.  The “1st run” was not sufficient to supply all the purchasers.  Therefore, your DVD will be mailed after we receive the “2nd Run”.  Please expect your copy to be delivered to you (via U.S. mail) within a week.  Once, your copy is mailed we will notify you.

Thanks very much for your patience and most importantly your support.

 

 

 

Until Next Week, and have a safe and wonderful weekend!!!

 

 

 

 

 

This Weekend Events
   

THIS AND EVERY FRIDAY!!!   Check out CeeC Promotions and United We Stand Productions at their Sizzling Fridays

AT CAFE U-TURN, LOCATED AT 1942 11th STREET, NW (at the corner of 11th and U)  FREE HAPPY HOUR 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, w/DJ NATTY KOOL and RAS LIDJ AND DEEP BAND performing!!!!!

 

 

 

Washington DC 

Caribeana Imperia
July 13 - 30, 2006

With 3canal (T & T Rapso Group)

"...It wasn't exactly a teenybopper crowd that went wild at GALA Hispanic Theatre on Saturday night for the rapso group 3canal, the indisputable stars of the music and poetry show "Caribeana Imperia." Diplomats waved their arms in the air and women almost..."   Click the following link to read article and review by Nelson Pressley, C06 (Post) 7/18/06. In 'Caribeana Imperia,' 3canal Rules the Stage  

"...Frivolous carnival fare this is not. Most prominent among the themes explored by Manwarren's Trinidad and Tobago-based music group, 3canal, is the way Caribbean peoples identify themselves and think about one another. For "Caribeana Imperia," the show Manwarren is..."   Read the article by Ellen McCarthy, WE20 (Post) on 7/7/06 At the Heart of the Caribbean  

Thursday-Saturday: 8:00 PM & Sunday: 4:00PM

Trinidad & Tobago's groundbreaking rapso group, 3canal, and a collective of DC artists, bring you "the poetry of Calypso" and "the consciousness of Soca," with echoes of carnival rituals. In English, Spanish and Caribbean Creoles.
Caribeana Imperia is an exhilarating exploration of the power of the word in the rhythm of the word, utilizing archetypal forms of carnivalesque ritual, both carnal and spiritual.  Manwarren comments, "In this age of globalization, caught between outside influences and our own potential, between old stereotypes and what we may be, we reach outside of self to say, look we!
Caribeana Imperia (continues)

In this original musical production, 3canal will lead an unprecedented collective of artists from Trinidad & Tobago and Washington, DC in speaking through the rhythm and movement of the islands with rapso, described as the poetry of calypso with the consciousness of soca. With music as the unifying element, the show will weave together texts and storytelling in English, Spanish and Caribbean Creole, incorporating language into powerful projected images.

 
Billboard magazine says of 3canal: "[Its originality] has placed this group on a fast track to global pop stardom."
  • GALA Hispanic Theatre
  • (Tivoli Square) 3333 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010
  • Tickets: $34.50; Groups of 10or more: $26.50
  • Info: www.galatheatre.org  or (800) 494-8497 - Español: (202) 234-7174
  • Metro: Columbia Heights (Green line)
  • Parking: Atlantic Parking, entrance on Park Rd., at Giant behind theatre

 

 

Bollywood Fashion Awards - July 29, 2006

Press Release

July 26th 2006

SHOWBIZ LEGEND BEN VEREEN TO RECEIVE SPECIAL “SAMMY DAVIS JR AWARD” AT THE BOLLYWOOD FASHION AWARDS

The family of legend Sammy Davis Jr. has chosen the Bollywood Fashion Awards to be the platform for the special “Sammy Davis Jr. Award.”   Sammy Davis Jr., often described as "the world's greatest entertainer” also epitomized the symbiotic relationship between entertainment and fashion which, fittingly, is the mantra of the Bollywood Fashion Awards.

Ben Vereen is a true American legend.  The Tony winner’s name is synonymous with a myriad of Broadway shows including Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, Sweet Charity, Wicked and The Wizard of Oz.  He also had many notable film roles in hit movies such as Funny Lady and All That Jazz.  In television, he was the star of Tenspeed and Brown Shoe.  He also appeared in popular series such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Jamie Foxx Show, Star-Trek The Next Generation, and The Nanny but will always be remembered for his role as “Chicken” George Moore in the cult TV Series Roots.  Vereen followed these achievements with his own network special, "Ben Vereen: His Roots," which won seven Emmy Awards. He also appeared in "The Jesse Owens Story," and the CBS mini-series, " Ellis Island ," for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.  Most recently, Vereen graced the Broadway stage starring as 'The Ghost of Christmas Present' in the Madison Square Garden production of "A Christmas Carol" to outstanding reviews

“We were initially going to keep the honoree name a surprise but we were just to excited and honored that, Ben Vereen, a legend, will be participating in this year’s Awards,” said Chairman of the Bollywood Awards, Kamal Dandona.  His excitement is evident, especially because, the Bollywood Awards has achieved another “first.”  It was the first South Asian Awards ceremony to have an international celebrity participate in the festivities.  Michael Jackson attended the inaugural ceremony of the Bollywood Awards in 1999 and now, the Bollywood Awards, is the first to have an Honorary Award instituted by the family of an American legend, an honor indeed. 

Major celebrities like Tyra Banks, Jerry Hall, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Nikki Hilton, and many others have donned Indian outfits and finery at past Fashion Awards.  This year will be no exception.  The Bollywood Fashion Awards 2006 will be the 6th annual gala event of international stature honoring the outstanding achievements of Indian fashion designers during the prior year. Unlike any fashion awards of its kind, the event will bring together the top international designers, most ravishing models, and the hottest celebrities together to honor the colliding worlds of fashion and entertainment. The Awards will be held at the world-famous Roseland Ballroom.  For over 75 years, the Roseland Ballroon has hosted concerts and fashion shows for the likes of for Madonna and Versace respectively.

Past Designers who have set the catwalk on fire at the previous Bollywood Fashion Awards include:  Manish Malhotra, Neeta Lulla, Tarun Tahiliani, Ritu Beri, Suneet Varma, Diane Von Furstenberg, Anne Bowen (Designer to Gwyneth Paltrow, Liz Hurley, etc.).  The designers showcasing their collection this year are the fashion guru to the stars Manish Malhotra and India ’s most celebrated new designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.bollywoodawards.com, www.meraticket.com, www.desiclub.com, www.sulekha.com, www.desiparty.com

For further details and information contact: Ranjini Cariappa-Marketing DirectorTel: 516-248-8777

 Fax: 516-742-2868 E-Mail: Bollyaward@aol.com or Info@Bollygroup.com

 

 

Chesapeake, VA

This weekend - July 29th & 30th

3rd Annual Virginia Caribbean Carnival

1PM to 8PM

Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake Virginia

www.VACaribbeanCarnival.com

Directions to Chesapeake City Park

1. Travel on I-64E towards Hampton Roads Belt via/Norfolk/Virginia Beach
2. Take the Greenbrier Parkway South - exit 289B Merge unto Greenbrier Parkway
3. Turn slight right onto Greenbrier Road
4. Go Straight
5. End at Chesapeake City Park

 

 

Upcoming Events
 

Toronto - Canada

Thursday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 6, 2006

TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL (CARIBANA) 2006 - The 39th Caribbean Carnival Festival

This Festival is one of North America's greatest celebrations, attracting an estimated million participants annually. Rooted in Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, it has become an international festival where you might experience Jamaican reggae, Brazilian samba or African djembe rhythms alongside Latin salsa, Haitian zouk or urban sounds, all blended with calypso and soca vibes.

SCHEDULE of Events:
Thursday, August 3, 2006: King & Queen Xtravaganza: The biggest and brightest costumes compete to be named best of the masqueraders.
7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Lamport Stadium (1155 King St. W.)

Friday, August 4, 2006: Pan Alive: A thrilling evening of pounding steel as steel orchestras from the Ontario Steelband Association compete before a panel of judges.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Lamport Stadium (1155 King St. W.)

Saturday, August 5, 2006: PARADE OF BANDS
A 3.6 kilometre street party. It begins at 10 a.m. at Exhibition Place and moves west along Lakeshore Blvd. to just east of the Boulevard Club. Ends at 6 p.m.

Sunday, August 6 & Monday, August 7, 2006: Arts & Cultural Festival: A two-day lakeside festival of Caribbean music, arts, crafts, food, comedy, dance and culture. Olympic Island.  Island ferry service: Ferries leave from the Metro Ferry Terminal at the foot of Bay Street. Ferry tickets cost $6 (adult) $3.50 (seniors/students) $2.50 (children). Free for children under 2. Ferry schedule: 416-392-8193. (Be prepared for lineups of 45 minutes or longer.)

For more details log on to www.caribana.com - The Online Guide to Toronto's Summer Carnival

 

 

 

Wilmington, Delaware

Saturday - August 5, 2006

World Music and La Paz Inc.

Present

The 12th Annual Peoples’ Festival Tribute to Bob Marley

Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park Wilmington, Delaware

From 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Did you know that Bob Marley lived in Wilmington, Delaware for 15 years on and off before, during and after his to International rise to fame? Well, He did! World Music, and La Paz (the peace) will once again continue to Spreading Bob’s message of UNITY, ONE LOVE and EQUAL RIGHTS and JUSTICE FOR ALL in beautiful Tubman-Garrett Park, right in the heart of the city.

In this time of "So much trouble in the world", it is particularly important that we gather together in a spirit of peace and love,

The Peoples’ Festival has always paid tribute to Bob by presenting a full day of Positive and Uplifting artist who bring a massage of hope for the masses. This year is no different, headlining are: The Meditaions; www.meditationsmusic.com; Inner Visions from Trinidad; www.innervisionsreggae.com; Ihi Yahn Ihi Arkestra; www.iyia.com; Wilmington’s own #1 Band, "Fat Daddy Has Been"; Empress Akua/ Los Angeles; the internationally acclaimed Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble (web page under same name), other artist are still being confirmed.

All ingredients for a ‘day full of fun in the sun for the whole family’

Children’s Village for children of all ages to explore the ‘child within’

Vendor’s Alley with dozens of arts/crafts from around the world

Enjoy a feast at our International Food court

Cool off from the summer heat in our Bamboo Rain Hut

Visit our Budweiser Beer Garden

Bring your friends or make new ones, but don’t miss the 12th Annual Peoples’ Festival Tribute to Bob Marley, join thousands of fans, family and friends for a day of Great music, Irie Vibes!

Log onto our web for more information

www.peoplesfestival.com or call us at 856-451-8663

 

 

CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CCDC)

dE oRiGiNaL BaLtImOrE cArNiVaL eXtRaVaNgAnZa

Sept 8 - 10th 2006, Druid Hill Park

The Official Launching of De Original Baltimore Carnival

August 5th and 6th, 2006

 

Sunday - August 6, 2006

 

 

Atlanta - Georgia 

Jamaica Independence Family  Day

August 6, 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen, Union of Jamaican Organizations In Atlanta (UJOIA) would like to welcome your participation as vendors in Atlanta's Jamaica Family Fun Day in celebration of Jamaica's 44th year of Independence on Sunday August 6th, 2004 at Lithonia, located at 2501 Park Drive, Lithonia, Georgia from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM.  

For more information or for vending opportunities, Please Contact Beth Powell-Jackson @ EPowell-Jackson@wcsr.com ,  or 404 583 5473

or ANNJOLEM@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

Birthdays, Big Ups & Congratulations
 

Very Happy Birthday to Theresa Taylor - NTheKnow, TX

Happy Birthday to Princess, Barry, Cynthia, Renee, Thomas and Jessie

 

 

 

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