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Greetings On Line Family



July 29, 2006

Washington DC

Last week I mention I was looking forward to seeing Reggae Legend Supercat, who performed here in DC. Well, I must say this show was very good.  Of course, I was very disappointed that the show started late (around 2:00 am), but once it began it was really good.  The show took place at Zanzibar-on-the waterfront, which I have always said is a great location for a reggae show. 
When the show finally started at 2:00 Stef Luva from WKYS (radio host) took the stage and welcomed everyone.  At that point you could see the excitement building from the crowd, which by the way was not as large as I thought it would have been, considering the amount of crossover hits SuperCat has had, and the fact that he hadn't been to DC in many years.  Anyway, Stef said "there is someone here who could introduce the show a lot better than I could" and proceeded to introduce Giselle (The Wasse One) from Miami who has been very popular for a few years now.  I believe she is on the radio in Miami and is from Trinidad, and is regularly here hosting Klimaxx Entertainment's "Fresh Fete Fridays" (Every 1st Fridays, which happens to be taking place tonight.)   Giselle did a great job creating lots of "hype" and excitement.  It's actually a real treat to hear a new voice, especially coming from someone who is as sexy as she is.  The band took the stage and the room came alive.  They placed a few rhythms to make sure the sound was perfect, and it certainly was "big up Ritchie Ritchardson and your crew for a good job on that."  The first to take the stage was Junior Demus, who was a big dancehall artist in the late 80's, and he was very entertaining, he sang several of his hits, which had the place really moving.  Lots of memories came to mind hearing him perform his songs.  At this point it was time for the main event, so SuperCat took the stage, and all you could hear was a roar from the crowd.  Super cat looking as "dapper" as ever, moved gracefully as he always does from hit to hit, in unison with the band (he always works well with his band.)  About an hour into his performance, I think everyone in the place was fulfilled, but to our surprise Supercat announced that Shabba Ranks was in the house and invited him on stage.  When Shabba took the stage the room erupted, and it felt like an earthquake had just hit Zanzibar.  Supercat and Shabba went through a few songs, and Shabba performed a few of his own hits, which sent the crowd wild.  Junior Demus returned to the stage and they all did the famous "Cabin Stabbin"  together (which was a big hit for Supercat and Junior Demus in the 80's).  What a great show this was, and well worth the money.  Actually, this was one of the best shows I have seen in Washington in a long while.  Big Up to the promoters Iland Promotions and to Darren Green for having the show at Zanzibar.




Jamaica celebrates it's 44th Independence

Congratulations from Arious!!!!!

Ambassador Gordon Shirley and the staff of the Embassy invite Jamaicans, their families and friends to celebrate Jamaica 44th Independence. 

Click to View - JA44thIndependence06EventsAs you are aware, this weekend several events are taking place around the country commemorating and celebrating Jamaica's 44th Independence.  Click the picture above for a larger view of the events taking place in the Washington, Maryland area, or Log on to or www.jnaofdc.org or  www.dccaribbeanconnection.com for additional details.  




New York City

A member of our on-line family is missing one of their family members.  As of yesterday (8/2/06)  Ms. Jemma Owens of New York is still missing and has been missing since JULY 13, 2006. 

Jemma Owens is listed as a missing person since July 13, 2006, from the New York City tri-state area.  She was last seen traveling from the Bronx (University Avenue) to Brooklyn (Flatbush).  The police and the center for Missing and Exploited Children are involved.  

Our on-line family member feels THE MORE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THIS YOUNG LADY LOOKS LIKE THE BETTER CHANCE SHE WILL BE FOUND.  So Please click Ms. Owens picture below for a larger view and circulate to all of your colleagues, especially all of our on-line family in the New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania area.

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Please forward all phone calls to either Detective Gianni at (212) 473-3762 or Mr. Jaime Owens at (917) 346-5531



Brooklyn, New York

Support New York Council Woman Yvette Clarke as she runs for Congress - the 11th Congressional District Seat.  Victory to Ms. Clarke's  on September 12th.

A fundraiser for Ms. Yvette Clarke is scheduled to take place on August 17th to aid her effort.  Click Here to See the details on the fundraiser and the location.   For more details on The campaign, the web site is www.voteyvette.com 



I want to thank everyone for their positive feedback on the DVD I produced  - a montage of The "Sights and Sounds of DC Caribbean Carnival"  as I witnessed and experienced.  



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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!

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Send your payment to:

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






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The Bollywood Fashion Awards – A Glittering Night to Remember

Press Release

July 30th 2006

The Bollywood Fashion Awards – A Glittering Night to Remember

The Bollywood Fashion Awards fulfilled all expectations and more at the Roseland Ballroom in the heart of New York City on July 29th 2006. 

Supermodel Iman, designer to the stars Rachel Roy, Music Mogul Damon Dash, Theater Legend Ben Vereen,Mrs Altovise Sammy Davis Jr all participated in the function’s festivities, making it truly the most glamorous South Asian event. 

Iman, the ethereal Somalian beauty, presented Rachel Roy with the award for “Outstanding Contribution to American Fashion” for her elegant and demure couture which is a celebrity-favorite in Hollywood .  The ravishing designer thanked her husband, Damon Dash, and daughter Ava, both of whom greeted the audience, for their hands in her success. 

Another top honor was given to theater legend Ben Vereen who was felicitated with the specially instituted “Sammy Davis Jr. Award” for effortlessly combining style and talent, just as the late Sammy Davis Jr. did.  The late Sammy Davis Jr’s widow, Altovise, presented the award to Vereen; he keyed up audience-members by instructing them to boast:  "We've got a message for the world -- we are stylish!"  The thousands seated broke into loud applause when he spoke of his desire to go to Bollywood.

Rouge, the girl-band at the top of the charts in the U.K. and India , was honoured with the Award for “Most Stylish International Group.”  Later in the evening, they captivated the crowd with their gorgeous looks and mesmerizing renditions of their hit songs including “Don’t Be Shy.”

Other awards were bestowed upon Aryan Vaid (Model of the Year – Male), Nethra (Model of the Year – Female), Manish Malhotra (Designer of the Year – Film), Sabyasachi (Haute Couture) and Black (Most Stylish Film). 

As if the glamour and glitter of the collections were not enough, the roster of supermodels from India were a feast for the most jaded eye.

Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra’s trendy and contemporary line confirmed that Asian and Western fashions could produce a fusion which could be both spectacular and elegant. Sushma Patel’s line was a celebration of the modern Indian bride. Sabyasachi’s collection created a feast of line, fabric and form with styles and motifs from past and the present effortlessly woven into a symphonic whole, leaving no doubt that he is worthy of his invitation to showcase his collection at NY Fashion Week this fall.

Other performers included DJ Sanj, Sourabh Jain, Narayan and Amir Jamal.  Broadway’s Bombay Dreams’ lead, Manu Narayan, hosted the evening.

A warm glow of having seen something memorable and wonderful seemed to settle on the viewers as the evening drew to a close.  Kamal Dandona, who launched the Awards, has instituted an event that has become beacon for generations of designers drawing inspiration from both Indian and American traditions.

For further detail,please contact:

Ranjini Cariappa P:  516.248.8777 F.  516.742.2868 Info@Bollygroup.com or Bollyaward@aol.com - www.bollywoodawards.com

Click Here To View more photos of this event


This Weekend Events

THIS AND EVERY FRIDAY!!!   Check out CeeC Promotions and United We Stand Productions at their Sizzling Fridays

AT CAFE U-TURN, LOCATED AT 1942 11th STREET, NW (at the corner of 11th and U)  FREE HAPPY HOUR 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, w/DJ NATTY KOOL and RAS LIDJ AND DEEP BAND performing!!!!!



Toronto - Canada

This Weekend -  Friday, August 4th - 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:

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.


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



Atlanta - Georgia 

Jamaica Independence Family  Day

August 6, 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen, Union of Jamaican Organizations In Atlanta (UJOIA) would like to welcome your participation as vendors in Atlanta's Jamaica Family Fun Day in celebration of Jamaica's 44th year of Independence on Sunday August 6th, 2004 at Lithonia, located at 2501 Park Drive, Lithonia, Georgia from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM.  

For more information or for vending opportunities, Please Contact Beth Powell-Jackson @ EPowell-Jackson@wcsr.com ,  or 404 583 5473

or ANNJOLEM@aol.com




Upcoming Events


Soccer Extravaganza 2006









MARK KENDAL 410-866-0250 OR 410-245-0200



Teams from the United States, Canada and Trinidad & Tobago are invited




Sunday, August 20, 2006

New York


CONTACT:    Raine Martin, RCJ Media     347-312-4120                     msrainemedia@gmail.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        






New York, NY, July 19, 2006: The Five Star General, Rodney "Bounty Killer" Price is saddling his troops to the East coast of the U.S. for the Saddle to the East New York Launch Party on Sunday, August 20th at the Wild Palm Nightclub in the Bronx.  In collaboration with U.S. based non-profit organization Upliftment Jamaica, the 'Poor People's Governor' is riding out to the Big Apple with his Alliance comrades Wayne Marshall , Mavado , Idonia, and Marlon Binns , to raise funds for Upliftment's education and health initiatives in Jamaica's impoverished parish of St. Thomas.


Bounty Killer, in association with Upliftment, is reviving his signature celebrity charity concert Saddle to the East, after a five-year hiatus, at the Goodyear Oval in St. Thomas on August 26th . The show features an all-star line up of the biggest and best of Dancehall, Reggae, and Hip Hop entertainers including Elephant Man , Capleton , Vybz Kartel , Remy Ma , Wayne Wonder , Bling Dawg , Busy Signal , Ce'Cile , Leftside & Esco , Bushman , and many, many more. Saddle to the East 2006's proceeds will benefit Upliftment.


Promoted by Bounty Killer's Alliance Promotions and New York's Platinum Entertainment, and sponsored by New York's leading Hip Hop and Reggae radio stations including Hot 97, Link Up, Irie Jam, Royal Radio, Hype Radio, and Waah Gwan Radio, the Launch Party is an opportunity for U.S. fans to get a taste of Saddle to the East and to support Upliftment's initiatives, which include improving academic training and structure, furnishing teaching materials and supplies, and re-building playgrounds in St. Thomas's under-funded schools.


" "We have always looked to Bounty not only for his ground breaking work in helping to bring reggae music to mainstream, but also the work that he has done with Upliftment Jamaica and other charity organizations ," states Marcus of Platinum Entertainment. Marcus and Platinum Kidz will be spinning alongside First Class Sound at the launch."   To read more...click here




2006 Island Fire Pageant

scheduled to take place on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2006 

Deadline for Registration in the 2006 Island Fire Pageant as a contestant or an entertainer is August 31st.  Get an electronic copy of the applications today by
replying to arvian@bellsouth.net .


The men, women, boys and girls compete separately in this pageant.  

The age range for contestants is 
8 - 12 yrs (Prince & Princess) 
13 - 17 yrs (Jr. Mr. & Jr. Miss)
18 - 35 yrs (Mr. & Ms.)  

Contestants DO NOT have to be born on a Caribbean island/country; however, they should have had some form of EXPOSURE to the Caribbean culture.  

The competitive categories are Introduction, Island/Caribbean Wear, Talent, Formal
Wear, Question & Answer. Winners receive a cash prize, crown, trophy and sash.


Contact Arvian:  
(919) 961-2629 



Sept 8 - 10th 2006, Druid Hill Park


dE oRiGiNaL BaLtImOrE cArNiVaL eXtRaVaNgAnZa



SEPTEMBER 19, 2006
Sunset Films International's movie 
Will open to the public for the first time
TIME: 7:00PM

Info: 301.891.4900  - Sunset Films
        202.806.7194 - Box Office




3rd Annual Las Vegas

Legends of Rasta Reggae Festival
September 23rd & 24th 2006
Formally The Annual Bob Marley Festival Tour

10 PM
Location: Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89106, (from the Airport take I-215 W toward Las Vegas/Los Angeles/Salt Lake City, I-15 N via EXIT 10 toward Las Vegas, Take the Charleston Blvd. East exit- EXIT 41A. onto W Charleston Blvd./NV, turn Left onto S Grand Central Pkwy. Takes about 13 minutes)
 Ticketmaster Outlets including Smith's Food & Drugs, Robinson's May, and Tower Records. Tickets are also available on the Internet at www.Ticketmaster.com and http://www.LegendsofRastaReggaeFestival.com or 702-474-4000. In the spirit of Reggae Music, Universal Love, Peace & Unity, Fans can get from Noon to 2:00 PM, first 400 for a $5 cash donation or $8 in nonperishable food.



Birthdays, Big Ups & Congratulations

Happy Belated Birthday to Joy!!!

Happy belated birthday to Atlanta's top DJ Tony Tempo

Very Happy Birthday to Fiona - Caribbean Vibes Internet Radio Owner

Happy Birthday to Princess, Barry, Cynthia, Renee, Thomas and Jessie





Our Condolences to Kennrick Sheen "Blackbird" and his family on the loss of his mother Joyce Hudson!!



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