Music

Top acts for Caribbean Village Festival

BY KEVIN JACKSON
Observer writer

Sunday, March 18, 2018

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A cultural potpourri of music and food awaits patrons at the fourth staging of the Caribbean Village Festival. It is scheduled to take place on June 24 at the Lauderhill Sports Complex in Lauderhill, Florida.

CEO of Caribbean Village Lindell Douglas said the event has evolved in a major way since its initial staging in 2015.

“We have evolved into being one of the largest festivals of its kind held in June each year. This event came to fruition to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month with no headlining artiste,” said Douglas.

This year's event will take place over three days, from June 22-24. The first day will see a meet-and-greet reception, while the following day a beach party will be held. The main show will culminate on June 24 with headlining acts Maxi Priest, Ky-Mani Marley, Kevin Lyttle, Half Pint, Alison Hinds, and Shurwayne Winchester.

Additional performers include Bahamian singer Julien Believe and Haitian performer Mika Ben. Majah Hype will host the final day of the event.

Douglas explained what patrons can expect at this year's staging.

“They can expect a tantalising show that will be talked about for months. We promise to bring down the house and patrons will have a good time.”

The event targets the 35-50 demographic.

Douglas shared the highlight of the event since its inception.

“Our cooking demonstrations and our cultural presentations have been well received. It is important for the children attending to understand and learn and represent the culture,”said Douglas.

Douglas has some years of experience as a promoter. He has been involved in the Miss Jamaica Diaspora Pageant and has sent representatives to the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant over the years. He also promotes the Galleon Golf Classic and Gala for the past eight years.

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