Festival to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage
On Saturday June 18 from 4 to 11 pm, The Caribbean American Heritage Florida, Inc (CAHFI) will host the 5th annual Colors of the Caribbean family festival at the Hollywood ArtsPark at Young Circle.
Held on the Saturday of Father’s Day Weekend since 2012, and produced by Aifos Agency for Caribbean American Heritage Florida, Colors of the Caribbean celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month with music and flavors of the islands.
Hosted by ABC’s Local 10 news anchor, Neki Mohan, headline acts for this year’s festival include the Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds, popular Haitian groups T-Vice and Jahnesta, Trinidad’s female voice of Reggae Music, Queen Omega and Jamaica’s Reggae Pop Star, Red Rat. Other acts include local favorite Sizwe-C, and popular deejays Majestic and LLCoolBlaze.
In addition to music in the amphitheater, the ArtsPark at Young Circle will be full of Caribbean delights that will include a Caribbean Travel Expo; YMCA Kids Zone powered by CSC of Broward County, a Caribbean Food Village with all the flavors of the islands on sale, Caribbean arts and craft vendors, and smaller stages featuring folk dance and culture performances including Bahamian Junkanoo, tassa and the popular steel band.
The fun-flled event will remain free until 5pm for those who register online for complimentary admission. After 5pm, there will be a nominal $10.00 entrance fee for those wanting a true taste of the authentic experience. There will also be a paid all-inclusive VIP experience for those wanting a more intimate viewing experience.
For more information on registering for complimentary admission, vending applications and basic event details, visit www.colorsofthecaribbean.com.