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Greetings On-Line Family

Hope all of you are fine!!!

Well, I’m happy to inform you that we have met our deadline for completing our DC Caribbean Carnival 2k6 DVD, we are currently finishing up the odds and ends.  To the many who pre-purchased it, look out for your copy, it will be mailed to you in a day or so!  Post Production was very time-consuming, lots of hard work, and lots of fun for me, and I'm pleased with the end result.  I believe we captured everything on this years' Carnival. 

I want to thank all the participants, especially the Bands who took part in making this Carnival a success, and really without them there would have been nothing for me to capture.  They are: Afri Carnival, Bahama Junkanoo, Caribe, Crossroads, DC Pan Jammers, De Islands Masqueraders along with The visiting St. Croix Majorettes, Garage Boyz, Grenada Jab Jab, Ice Carnival, Jackie & Associates, Panisha, Pan Masters Steel Orchestra, Rascalz, Roots & Culture, Shortmus Production/Zodiac, Super Jocks, Trini Pan America, VI Carnival Troupe, and Washington Rampage. 

A word to the Bahama Jankanoo band, your pace was so fast that by the time I got to shooting the parade, I had missed your entire band/presentation and was unable to capture you on the road, but I did capture your costumes at the DiManche Gras show.  I was told you were wonderful with your performance and music on the road, and that's clear by your winning of Best Small Band of the Year. 

To the bandleaders my company sponsored Ice Carnival, Jackie & Associates, Shortmus Productions and Washington Rampage, We are happy to have sponsored you, and you have lived up to everything our sponsorship contract entailed.  Additionally, all your costumes were very beautiful.

For those who have not purchased the DVD, I strongly suggest you do so, it’s a real good keepsake and very entertaining.  So purchase one today, and check out the "Sight and Sounds of DC Caribbean Carnival" 2K6.

Arious Creative Concepts 


The DC Caribbean Carnival 2k6 DVD

Order your 2 hour DVD featuring Highlights of the 14th Annual DC Caribbean Carnival Festival



Pan Jam, DiManche Gras, The Parade, The Festival/Concert in the Park, plus a bonus behind the scene look of the Organizers of this major Caribbean event!

Cost - $20.00 and 

Shipping and Handling! -  




Until Next Week, and have a safe and wonderful weekend!!!




This Weekend Events

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CeeC Celebrates Her Birthday at her Sizzling Fridays Happy Hour This Friday, June 21, 2006

Free Adm. before 9:00pm


U-Turn Cafe & Lounge


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Washington DC

This Friday - July 21, 2006

It’s CeeC’s Birthday!  So CeeC will be celebrating in grand style this Friday at her “Sizzling Friday’s Happy Hour” at U-Turn Cafe and Lounge located at 1942 11th Street, N.W. WDC (@ 11th & U Streets.  

Don't miss out on the fun, join CeeC along with her partner "United We Stand Productions" as they celebrate her birthday, as well as Aleta's and all Leo’s birthdays.  

There will be a free buffet by Taste of Jamaica, cake, comedy by Billy The Kid and most importantly there will be live entertainment by Ras Lidj and the Deep band with their new “Regg'go sound/music.  DJ Natty Kool is the selector and he will be spinning the great tunes, and spreading the good vibes!!!

Click Here to read article on Ras Lidj & The Deep Band: http://www.tmottgogo.com/rasuturnarticle.html




July 22, 2006 - Greenbelt, Maryland


The Helping Hands for the Poor Inc. (a 501(c)3 organization), & Friends cordially invite you to a Luncheon to benefit St. Patrick’s Foundation and the Ministry of Monsignor Richard Albert in Kingston, Jamaica, on Saturday July 22, 2006, at 12 noon to 4.00 p.m. at Martins Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Msgr. Albert is expected to attend. The Honorable Shirley Nathan Pulliam, Delegate in the Maryland House of Delegates, is Honorary Chair.


The program will include  Drawing of Raffles for:

Grand Prize: AIRJ Round Trip economy class (BWIM/MoBay, Jamaica) (exp 11/5/06) & 2 Nights for 2 Adults at Franklin D. Resort, Runaway Bay, Jamaica (exp 12/ 15/ 06)*

2nd Prize: One week at Mariners Negril Beach Club, Jamaica, studio w/ kitchen, (exp.   11/6/06)*

3rd Prize: An Evening for Two at Zanzibar on the Waterfront, Washington DC

·     ♦  Silent auction  ♦  Door & other prizes      ♦Musical entertainment

*subject to restrictions

Luncheon Contribution: $60.00 (20% tax ded.) 

per person.  Luncheon  should have been fully paid 

for by July 5, 2006.

Raffle tickets are available through start of 

luncheon at $5.00 each Book of 10 for $45.00,

other donations would be appreciated.

Checks should be made payable to: Helping Hands

for the Poor, Inc., Memo line: St. Patrick’s

Foundation, Jamaica.


The luncheon is planned because the occurrence

of several hurricanes and floods, which have ravaged

 the island of Jamaica, has resulted in reduction of 

the operating funds for the Foundation and other 

similar organizations.  This reduction of financial 

resources adversely affects the ability of the 

Foundation to carry out its vision to equip and 

empower the Inner City Youth with Education and 

Skills Training.  As the island has not fully 

recovered from the damages of hurricane and floods 

and is already in another hurricane season, the need

for financial assistance is increased.

Helping Hands for the Poor Inc- a non-profit 

corporation, was established in USA to support the 

St. Patrick’s Foundation in Jamaica

St. Patrick’s Foundation operates the following:

·         The St. Patrick’s Human Resource Centre (Waterhouse)

·         The St. Margaret’s Human Resource Centre (Olympic Gardens)

·         The St. Monica’s Home for the abandoned elderly (White Marl)

·         The Riverton City Human Resource Centre

·         Christ the Redeemer Human  Resource Centre (Seaview Gardens)

Specific services offered by the Foundation include:

♦ Personal human resource development

♦ Education (remedial, primary, secondary)

♦ Day care for the elderly

♦ Health clinics

♦ Skills training: Baking, sewing, tailoring & woodwork  

The Foundation has developed community outreach programs that include job placement (in one year about 500 inner-city youths were placed in jobs) and Focus Groups (seminars, workshops, discussion, groups on AIDS, family life, drug abuse, health and police community relationships).  An education fund was established to ensure quality education for the youths of the communities.  Through this Fund, school fees, lunch, transportation, and scholarships provided to qualifying students.

The Founder of St. Patrick's Foundation, The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Richard Albert, was born in Bronx, New York, USA. He recently celebrated 30 years in the ministry; twenty-eight of these years were spent in Jamaica.  Earlier in his ministry he was assigned to Stella Maris Catholic Church in Shortwood, St. Andrew.  Recently he was elevated to the position of Vicar of the Parish of St. Catherine.


For information contact:  R. Mayne (301-592-0170); Heather Charles

 (410-290-5635); M. Crawford (240-687-2415); Don Marshall (301-675-4777)

 (Evening); Laura Hill (301-422-3343)  Beverly Thomas (301-655-8724);

 Elise Morse (202-352-0191); Gatilda Cox (202-291-5991)

SUNDAY, JULY 23rd   -   Miami, Florida
SOLO ON THE BAY, Haulover Beach
From 3 pm to 11 pm & it's FREE......FREE 
www.miamicarnival.net-305.653.1877 0r www.chinamasgroup.com-305.969.2981
REMEMBER: China Presentation for Miami Carnival 2006 - "POTPOURRI PARTY".
Miami Carnival @ Bicentennial Park in Downtown Miami - October 8, 2006
Junior Miami Carnival @ Peacock Park in Coconut Grove - October 1, 2006
China Mas Group is a Mas Band registered to play mas at Miami Carnival 2006
on Sunday, October 8th, 2006 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami.  

Washington DC 

Caribeana Imperia
July 13 - 30, 2006

With 3canal (T & T Rapso Group)

Thursday-Saturday: 8:00 PM & Sunday: 4:00PM

Trinidad & Tobago's groundbreaking rapso group, 3canal, and a collective of DC artists, bring you "the poetry of Calypso" and "the consciousness of Soca," with echoes of carnival rituals. In English, Spanish and Caribbean Creoles.
Caribeana Imperia is an exhilarating exploration of the power of the word in the rhythm of the word, utilizing archetypal forms of carnivalesque ritual, both carnal and spiritual.  Manwarren comments, "In this age of globalization, caught between outside influences and our own potential, between old stereotypes and what we may be, we reach outside of self to say, look we!

Caribeana Imperia (continues)

In this original musical production, 3canal will lead an unprecedented collective of artists from Trinidad & Tobago and Washington, DC in speaking through the rhythm and movement of the islands with rapso, described as the poetry of calypso with the consciousness of soca. With music as the unifying element, the show will weave together texts and storytelling in English, Spanish and Caribbean Creole, incorporating language into powerful projected images.

Billboard magazine says of 3canal: "[Its originality] has placed this group on a fast track to global pop stardom."
  • GALA Hispanic Theatre
  • (Tivoli Square) 3333 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010
  • Tickets: $34.50; Groups of 10or more: $26.50
  • Info: www.galatheatre.org  or (800) 494-8497 - Español: (202) 234-7174
  • Metro: Columbia Heights (Green line)
  • Parking: Atlantic Parking, entrance on Park Rd., at Giant behind theatre


Upcoming Events

Bollywood Fashion Awards - July 29, 2006


The family of legend Sammy Davis Jr . has chosen the Bollywood Fashion Awards to be the platform for the special “Sammy Davis Jr . Award . ”   Sammy Davis Jr . 1 often described as "the world's greatest entertainer” also epitomized the symbiotic relationship between entertainment and fashion which, fittingly, is the mantra of the Bollywood Fashion Awards .

Throughout his career, Sammy Davis Jr . was the quintessential multi-talented performer .    His popularity soared whether he was singing, dancing or impersonating .    His career credits include forty albums and innumerable television and film appearances .    He exemplified style and elegance with his trademark moves and looks .

As a member of the world-famous Rat Pack, a group of Sinatra associates, Sammy’s style was trend-setting .     He was a lead in the first Rat Pack film, Oceans Eleven, which continues to be remade today as one of the most stylish and iconic films .    One of his most popular chart-busters was “The Candy Man” from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory .    Style and entertainment went hand-in-hand for Davis Jr .

“The Bollywood Awards have always sought to bring Indian movies, fashion and entertainment into the mainstream, transcending national borders .    Similarly, Sammy Davis Jr . was a pioneer in entertainment; he was popular on both sides of the racial divide,” said Chairman of the Bollywood Awards, Kamal Dandona, a self-confessed Sammy David Jr . fan .    His excitement is evident, especially because, the Bollywood Awards has achieved another “first . ”  It was the first South Asian Awards ceremony  to have an international celebrity participate in the festivities .    Michael Jackson attended the inaugural ceremony of the Bollywood Awards in 1999 and now, the Bollywood Awards, is the first to have an Honorary Award instituted by the family of an American legend, an honor indeed .   

The Sammy Davis Jr . Award honoree is being kept a secret by show organizers at this time .    It will be a surprise and announced at the Awards on July 29th .    Major celebrities like Tyra Banks, Jerry Hall, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Nikki Hilton, and many others have donned Indian outfits and finery at past Fashion Awards .    This year will be no exception .    The Bollywood Fashion Awards 2006 will be the 6th annual gala event of international stature honoring the outstanding achievements of Indian fashion designers during the prior year . Unlike any fashion awards of its kind, the event will bring together the top international designers, most ravishing models, and the hottest celebrities together to honor the colliding worlds of fashion and entertainment . The Awards will be held at the world-famous Roseland Ballroom .    For over 75 years, the Roseland Ballroon has hosted concerts and fashion shows for the likes of for Madonna and Versace respectively .

Past Designers who have set the catwalk on fire at the previous Bollywood Fashion Awards include:  Manish Malhotra, Neeta Lulla, Tarun Tahiliani, Ritu Beri, Suneet Varma, Diane Von Furstenberg, Anne Bowen (Designer to Gwyneth Paltrow, Liz Hurley, etc . ) .    The designers showcasing their collection this year are the fashion guru to the stars Manish Malhotra and India ’s most celebrated new designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee .

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.bollywoodawards.com, www.meraticket.com, www.desiclub.com www.desiparty.com, www.sulekha.net  

For further details and information contact: Ranjini Cariappa-Marketing Director

Tel: 516-248-8777 Fax: 516-742-2868 E-Mail: Bollyaward@aol.com or Info@Bollygroup.com



Toronto - Canada

Thursday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 6, 2006

TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL (CARIBANA) 2006 - The 39th Caribbean Carnival Festival

This Festival is one of North America's greatest celebrations, attracting an estimated million participants annually. Rooted in Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, it has become an international festival where you might experience Jamaican reggae, Brazilian samba or African djembe rhythms alongside Latin salsa, Haitian zouk or urban sounds, all blended with calypso and soca vibes.

SCHEDULE of Events:
Thursday, August 3, 2006: King & Queen Xtravaganza: The biggest and brightest costumes compete to be named best of the masqueraders.
7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Lamport Stadium (1155 King St. W.)

Friday, August 4, 2006: Pan Alive: A thrilling evening of pounding steel as steel orchestras from the Ontario Steelband Association compete before a panel of judges.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Lamport Stadium (1155 King St. W.)

Saturday, August 5, 2006: PARADE OF BANDS
A 3.6 kilometre street party. It begins at 10 a.m. at Exhibition Place and moves west along Lakeshore Blvd. to just east of the Boulevard Club. Ends at 6 p.m.

Sunday, August 6 & Monday, August 7, 2006: Arts & Cultural Festival: A two-day lakeside festival of Caribbean music, arts, crafts, food, comedy, dance and culture. Olympic Island.  Island ferry service: Ferries leave from the Metro Ferry Terminal at the foot of Bay Street. Ferry tickets cost $6 (adult) $3.50 (seniors/students) $2.50 (children). Free for children under 2. Ferry schedule: 416-392-8193. (Be prepared for lineups of 45 minutes or longer.)

For more details log on to www.caribana.com - The Online Guide to Toronto's Summer Carnival


Wilmington, Delaware

Saturday August 5, 2006

World Music and La Paz Inc. Present

The 12th Annual Peoples’ Festival

Tribute to Bob Marley

Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
Wilmington, Delaware

From 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Did you know that Bob Marley lived in Wilmington, Delaware for 15 years on and off before, during and after his to International rise to fame? Well, He did! World Music, and La Paz (the peace) will once again continue to Spreading Bob’s message of UNITY, ONE LOVE and EQUAL RIGHTS and JUSTICE FOR ALL in beautiful Tubman-Garrett Park, right in the heart of the city.

In this time of "So much trouble in the world", it is particularly important that we gather together in a spirit of peace and love,

The Peoples’ Festival has always paid tribute to Bob by presenting a full day of Positive and Uplifting artist who bring a massage of hope for the masses. This year is no different, headlining are: The Meditaions; www.meditationsmusic.com; Inner Visions from Trinidad; www.innervisionsreggae.com; Ihi Yahn Ihi Arkestra; www.iyia.com; Wilmington’s own #1 Band, "Fat Daddy Has Been"; Empress Akua/ Los Angeles; the internationally acclaimed Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble (web page under same name), other artist are still being confirmed.

All ingredients for a ‘day full of fun in the sun for the whole family’

Children’s Village for children of all ages to explore the ‘child within’

Vendor’s Alley with dozens of arts/crafts from around the world

Enjoy a feast at our International Food court

Cool off from the summer heat in our Bamboo Rain Hut

Visit our Budweiser Beer Garden

Bring your friends or make new ones, but don’t miss the 12th Annual Peoples’ Festival Tribute to Bob Marley, join thousands of fans, family and friends for a day of Great music, Irie Vibes!

Log onto our web for more information

www.peoplesfestival.com or call us at 856-451-8663



Birthdays, Congratulations and Big Ups

Very Special Birthday wishes to Cheryl (CeeC Promotions), Aleta, Mike, Stefanie, Tony and Jill-anne!!!!



Once again we would like to Congratulate Brian and Germaine on their engagement.  Guys:  We are looking forward to your engagement party this weekend!!!  




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