In Celebration of a Rich Cultural Legacy
June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month! As a part of the national celebration the Caribbean-American Association of Northern California in association with Caribbean TV1 (CBTV1) and Jumbi Productions will host two events in Oakland, CA.
Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 1pm â€“ 8pm, at the Woodminister Amphitheatre, Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA â€œIslands in the Park: Celebrating the Rich Cultural Heritage of the Caribbean through Music.â€ A Concert, Family Day and Picnic.
The concert will feature various internationally known recording stars from the Caribbean including headliner, THIRD WORLD, the reggae ambassador from Jamaica; also BOMANI from St. Vincent & Grenadines; CAUSION from Antigua and Barbuda; CARLENE WELLS from Trinidad & Tobago; SHEILA HILTON from Jamaica and New York; and DAVID REID BAND from Trinidad & Tobago to name a few.
Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 4:00 â€“ 10:00pm at the Elihu M. Harris Building (State Building), 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA. The 2nd Annual Caribbean-American Heritage Legacy Award (CALA) and Receptionâ€: Celebrating & Honoring the Contributions of Caribbean-Americans. A red carpet affair, with a dash of Caribbean cuisine!
Awards will be given in the field of sports, arts and entertainment, business and technology. This yearâ€™s True Legend Award will be presented to E. R. Braithwaite, world-renowned author of the book â€œTo Sir, With Love.â€ Mr. Braithwaite was also Guyanaâ€™s Ambassador to the United Nations, Guyanaâ€™s Ambassador to Venezuela, and recently completed â€œBillingsly, â€ a childrenâ€™s story. Other awardees are Dwayne DeRosario, U.S. Soccer Star; Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Actor, Producer, Playwright; Dr. Opal Palmer Adisa, Author, Professor; Dr. Percy Hentzen, Author, Professor, UC Berkeley; Dr. Lawford L. Goddard, Sociologist, Demographer; Lloyd Carney, Entrepreneur and CEO of XSigo. A special tribute to the life of Madge Sinclair, Teacher, Model, and most famously, Actress in â€œRoots,â€ â€œComing to America,â€ and â€œTrapper John MDâ€ will be given. Other invited guests are the Mayor of Oakland, Ron Dellums and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland).
For media for both events, contact Shorron Levy @ 510-832-5400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available online @ caribbeanamerican.org, jumbiproductions.com, and various Caribbean outlets throughout the Bay Area.
VENDOR BOOTH ARE AVAILABLE, PLEASE CALL (510) 832-5400
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