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2013 CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH TRIBUTE TO HOLLYWOOD & THE ARTS set for FRIDAY, JUNE 21st in Los Angeles, California.
Honorees include Reno Wilson of Antiguan heritage, and Paula Madison, of Jamaican heritage. For more information, click here
ACCLAIMED ACTOR LORRAINETOUSSAINT IS SPOKESPERSON FOR 2013 ...
Noted Character Actress Ms. Lorraine Toussaint, currently seen as Chief Angela Martin on BODY OF PROOF has been named National Spokesperson for National Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations in 2013. The Trinidadian born actor has signed on to be spokesperson for CAHM 2013. She follows in tradition of Jimmy Jean Louis, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Rick Fox who have served as Spokespersons since founding of NCAHM 2006.
LAZA MORGAN NAMED CAHM 2013 MUSICAL AMBASSADOR TO CARRY THE MESSAGE...
Laza Morgan, of the Morgan Dynasty will be the 2013 Musical Ambassador. Entertainment News Maven Shelley of Red Carpet Shelly is partnering with ICS and the National Caribbean American Heritage Foundation to bring Laza's message of Peace & Love to the World.
ANANCY! ANANSI! FESTIVAL.... scheduled for Saturday, June 15th.. now in 8 (eight) locales.
ANANCY! ANANSI! FESTIVAL will once more bring children of all ages delight this June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Anancy the Spider Trickster Hero is a fundamental part of Caribbean mythmaking. Xavier Murphy of Jamaicans.com, Director of the Festival hopes to bring the Anancy! Anansi! Festival to cities across America, thus ensuring the retention of a key icon of Caribbean culture; and a truly natioanl celebration. To register for this free event in DC, click here: http://anancyfestivaldc.eventbrite.com/
For more on the other 2013 Festival locations, visit http://www.anancyfestival.com/.
Check out Nick Cannon reading HOW ANANSI BROUGHT WISDOM TO THE WORLD
AFI Silver Theater to host DC Caribbean FilmFest 2013...MAY 31-JUNE 2
This year marks the 12th Anniversary of the DC Caribbean FilmFest and AFI Silver Theater will serve as the Host and main venue for this year's eventl. Nominations for the Annual FilmFest are now closed. For Schedule of Film Showings, Click Here
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NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE WEEK scheduled for JUNE 24th -JUNE 28th
Events being scheduled include: Business Leaders Roundable; Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill; White House Community Briefing; Faith Based Leadership Dialogue; Youth Leadership Forum.
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AllSPICE 2013... Caribbean American Festival of the Arts and Humanities
Since 2004, each June the Institute of Caribbean Studies brings the nation's capital a Taste of the Caribbean through the literature, music and other arts. This year, AllSPICE will provide another delightful sampling of the gourmet delights from the arts and humanities. Feast on a veritable cook-up of written word, spoken word, dance and drama.
For more detailed schedule of events, CLICK HERE. Check out our Blog, CLICK HERE.
All...Specially. Positively. Irie. Caribbean. Edutainment! that's... ALLSPICE!
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