Barbados Melting Pot

Chef Paul Griffith

For one magical evening on September 19, patrons will be immersed in the vibrant culture, art, history, food, music and spirit that is uniquely Barbados, while having the opportunity to support those less fortunate. Come party to the live performances of Bajan artistes Peter Ram – the 2015 Triple Crown soca winner known for such hits like “All Ah We,” “Woman By My Side” and “Pumping” – and Mikey, with hits such as “We Loose” and “No Behaveya” which has grabbed him multiple soca crowns. The 4th Annual Barbados Melting Pot will be held at the Central Broward Regional Park from 4 pm to 10 pm.

Barbadian and Bahamian chefs are also ready to satisfy your appetite. Chef Sandra Bryan of Ethel Jaynes Café in Hollywood will be preparing traditional Bajan delights, while Bajan star Executive Chef Paul Griffith will cater for the VIP area, where tickets also include drinks.   Chef Paul will also host a cooking demonstration at 5 pm, in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. – giving a hint of what you can expect at the 2015 Barbados Food and Wine and Rum Festival in November.

Patrons can enjoy the parade of costumes by carnival band Bajan Fuh Evah and register for the 2015 Miami-Broward Carnival. Kids will also be entertained in the fun zone and all will be mesmerized by the fire eating show. There will also be a screening of the trailer for the Bajan film “Sweet Bottom.”

This special event is hosted by the Barbados Young Achievers of South Florida, Inc. (BYASFI), dedicated to their charitable mission in raising awareness about worthy causes. This year the BYASFI’s goal is to raise awareness – and dollars – to provide assistance to the families who are forced to relocate or travel incredible distances to obtain much-needed medical treatment for their seriously ill children. In honor of South Florida’s true “melting pot,” put the Barbados Melting Pot on your calendar to discover a taste of Barbados while supporting a noble cause.

Kids under 12 enter for free. Students with valid student I.D also get a discount and pay $20.

Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com, Ethel Jaynes Café, Joy’s Roti Delight, and at byasfi.org.

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