Get ready for the Long Island Caribbean American Heritage Festival.
Now in its fifth year, the annual event is back as strong as ever to regale attendees with a smorgasbord of Caribbean cultural fair, organizers say.
The event, which runs from June 6 – 14, has evolved into a regionally sought-after summer staple for the Long Island, metropolitan New York, tri-state area and surrounding communities.
This year the events will include not only local but international Caribbean artists of various disciplines echoing the intoxicating anthems of reggae, soca, calypso, compa, salsa, bachata, garifuna, and punta rock.
The slated events will be featured at a variety of locations throughout Long Island. This 2014 program will also include a Caribbean Business Round Table and the Savor the Island Weekend Restaurant on June 6.
On June 13 there will be the inaugural Caribbean Heritage State Ball to be held at The Carltun, 18-89 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadows located in Eisenhower Park, Hempstead, Long Island.
On top of that, there will be a special â€•New Legendâ€– award to be presented to international reggae star Sanchez. The festival will also feature a tribute to steel-pan music featuring the Adlib Steel Orchestra.
The Family Fun Day/Music Fest will be at the Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Amphitheater on June 14, the Caribbean Open Golf Tournament, LICAHF Adult and Youth Soccer and Netball Tournaments will also take place in the park. All are being invited to attend and join in the celebration, lorganizers say, adding that events will showcase some of the most spectacular new and emerging musical talents in the industry..
Over the last five years, the LICAHF festival initiative has featured more than 200 artists and performers and has had an excess of some 40,000 attendees celebrating cross-cultural heritage and the cultures of the Caribbean.
The festival provides an opportunity to profile the legacy as well as the evolution of Caribbean international business and trade throughout the last 50 years and examines the role they play in sustaining the brand globally, according to the organizers.
“The project will engage business communities in addition to fusing multi-ethnic audiences from the New York City and tri-state area, and will produce these events in association with various community 501c3 organizations that are committed to bringing together the many multicultural communities, expressly for the inclusion and collaboration of world arts and culture for a common cause for the preservation of ethnic and national heritages,” according to a media release.
LICAHF has been attempting to create links that will fuse corporations, businesses and organizations and showcase the creative talents of highly accomplished emerging artists.
For more information, contact either by phone at: 1-800-774-2803 or by email at: [email protected]
Schedule of Events:
* Savor the Islands Caribbean American Restaurant Weekend June 6, 7 and 8, various locations:
* Business Round Table: June 7, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m,
* Long Island Caribbean American Heritage Festival Ball: June 13, 8: 00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
* Long Island Caribbean American Heritage Festival all Day Fest: June 14, Golf, Soccer, Netball tournaments (see park info)
* Artist Line-up for all day festival: Sanchez, Platinum One Band, Ed Robinson, DJ Ras Marcus, Adlib Steel Orchestra, Eddie Neeblett, Stephen Souza, Shane Hoosong, Charmaine and Likkle Big Band, Sherry Morgan, Lenya Wilks, Queen Tubby – Royal Heart Sound, Rohan Timol—Delta Force, Zeelamac, Anthem Band, Denise De La Cruz, Ky-Enie, Thair, Nachie Bless, Jerry Ruben, Jeremiah, Santa Ranks, Gumbae Culture, DJ/Selectors Road International, Twin Thumb High Quality and Camouflage and more…
*The LICAHF Heritage State Ball. Reception 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Cocktail Hour – June 13
Dinner: Sit down: 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Dress: Black Tie chic
Special Guest Ed Mangano:
Special Guest Artist & New Legend Awardee Sanchez
Hosts: Robert Bailey and Ann-Marie Grant
Entertainment: Platinum One Band, Artists: Charmaine John And Shane Hoosong
Fashion Presentation by Michael Gillings
Honors: Spotlight Sanchez.
Profiles: Alison Roach, Noel Spencer, Audley Hewitt, Rhea Smith, Dawn P. Warren, Chris Arceneaux, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Michael Gillings, Jean Mayers, George Sweeney, Bical Chevrolet, Caribbean Business Connection, Dr. Chuck Madu, and Dr. Owen K. Jones.
For vending or sponsorship information: Call 718.712.3475 or email [email protected]
For ticket information: [email protected]
Executive Producers: Nick Sinclair & Eddison Bramble,
Marketing Management/Festival Coordinators: Unique Biz & Events Solutions
Production Director: Antoinette Pitcan
Proceeds from these events will support community outreach programs.
LICAHF is presented in association with A Fe We Culture, Inc.