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  Todd Mangatal


Many of you have been receiving this e-mail for the last 4 years, and some of you have just started receiving them recentlyAs many of you know when we started this project our main purpose was to promote Caribbean Music and Events in an effort to expose Caribbean Music to a mainstream market.  Many of you may also know when you start something new with one thing in mind, you discover there are many other needs that must to be fulfilled.

Since the internet is a new frontier with many possibilities we have discovered that there is so much we can achieve and accomplish with this great method of communications.  

It's amazing how the communication in our community has changed in the past few years.  When we started promoting Caribbean entertainment in the DC Area 10 short years ago the main means of communication was radio advertising (which now is becoming obsolete) and flyers (which has always been "hit or miss".  

Now since Caribbean music is a niche market and really hasn't become mainstream, radio and flyers were very difficult since the audience was not targeted.  Flyers can also be very annoying as well, and most of them end up on the ground, which is a nuisance and creates litter.  Radio is very expensive and again not targeted to the Caribbean market.  

Yes, we still have community radio as we did in the past, but these stations do not offer advertising outlets (since they are community based), and these programs are disappearing.  Now we have satellite radio which is beginning to "take off", but  again it is not targeted and do not offer advertising opportunities (since they are national programs and subscribers pay for this service - there is no need for commercials.)  

We also now have internet radio, this is a great way to expose new music constantly to a large base, but like the internet this is new and is just starting to catch on.  I'm certain in the very near future this will be how we listen to radio, watch TV, and how we get information, because not only will we have it in our office and homes we will also have access to it in our cars and everywhere, due to the ever growing wireless technology.

I ask what is the best way to market the Caribbean Community and entertainment, currently?  The answer is opt-in E-mail marketing.  This is what we have been toying with for the last few years here at Arious Entertainment.  Yup we have been experimenting with e-mail marketing!!!  

Of course with everything new, we have had our ups and downs.  When we started out we had a handful of  e-mail addresses, which eventually grew to over 35,000 people (in our subscriber base.)

During these last 4 years many new laws have taken effect, which has certainly effected the way e-mail marketing has been done, and this is because - as with anything many unscrupulous marketers take advantage of things that are new and unregulated.  Of course we had to climb all of these hurdles and build a solid foundation to get where we are today.   

One thing I am thankful for, that has come out of the last 4 years of ups and downs is you our on-line family.  What you see now is just the beginning of what we are about to create.  Of course as we set out to do this, our main goal is to take Caribbean music to the mainstream.  We have done our research, we have learned the market, we have studied the mentally of the people that make up this market, and we now have a network.  A small network, which will grow over the next few months as we take Arious Entertainment to the next level.  WE CAN ONLY DO THIS WITH YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!!!  

So please help us spread the word about this exciting on-line family, and as you know the music is our main goal, but we also want to create opportunities for each and every one of you to achieve your dreams, expose and build your businesses, and open up a line of communications which can positively take us all to the next level.

Currently we would like to offer business people, event promoters and club owners the opportunity  to expose their products, or services  to over 35,000 people  for less than 1 cent per person.  If you would like to expose and build/grow your business and gain valuable name recognition  worldwide  contact us at 410-761-3797 or ariousentertainment@earthlink.net.  

We also need people who are interested in Caribbean Entertainment marketing in the Baltimore, Washington, Virginia areas, and who would like to assist Arious in our growth.  Also, if you are motivated, open-minded, honest and willing to learn the Arious way, we urge you to contact us with a brief description of how you can help and become a part of this ground floor opportunity!!! ariousentertainment@earthlink.net 



  Please don't forget ALL ROADS LEAD TO MIAMI on Columbus Day Weekend for the International Caribbean Music Festival taking place on Saturday, October 7th, 2006, at Bicentennial Park in Downtown Miami.  There is a host of Caribbean entertainers scheduled to perform such as: Sizzla, Morgan Heritage, Machal Montano, Bunji Garlin along with Wayne Wonder, Alison Hinds, Rupee and a host of others.  Stay tuned for more details.

The producers of ICM Fest have asked us to help spread the word about this big event, so please scroll down to our "Upcoming Events" to see all the details on their Press Release.  It should be exciting because there are Soca and Reggae artists scheduled to perform at this big event.  

You can also hit up ICM Fest site at http://www.icmfest.com 


Coming Up in Washington DC

Get Your Tickets Now!!!

The last one was a sell out, so you don't want to miss this!!!



   By Susan Mangatal

Hello to all among our On Line Family:

Thank you so much for all you comments regarding my commentary on Domestic Abuse/Violence.  This is indeed a major problem plaguing our communities.  Your comments were very enlightening, and you have helped confirmed my fears and thoughts that there is much work to be done in this area to support those who are suffering.  

To the abused - Be assured that there is help out here for those who needs it.  I myself is only an e-mail away, so just hit me up if you need help.  

To the abuser - I beg you to stop hiding the truth about abusing the one you love, and seek help.

To Those family members and friends who knows about the abuse and has the means to stop the abuse - Don't be afraid to report what you know to the police, simply because you don't want the abuser to be put away/jailed.  Remember you might be saving your friend's or family life.  Since many of the abused in many instances ends up dead.  

Due to the responses I received, I have placed the contact information again.  Also, if there is any woman, or if you know of any woman/person who is enduring domestic violence, please call any of the following agencies or groups for help now!!!

National Domestic Violence hotline 800-799-7233 (24 hour hot line where you can obtain information, assistance and even advise as well link you up with resources in your area

YWCA 202-467-0810 (24 house a day)

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - www.ncadv.org or mainoffice@ncadv.org.

Break The Cycle 310-286-3355 or 888-988-8336 or help@breakthecycle.org






Khadijah Nicholas

The Miss Trinidad & Tobago New York 2006

Monday, September, 25, 2006, New York, NY: Khadijah Nicholas is Miss Trinidad & Tobago New York 2006. The 19 year old Brooklyn-native paraded as Miss Port of Spain. She was sponsored by the members of her church, Little Angel Day Care Center #5 and Mortgage Direct all located in Brooklyn. 

A dance student at the State University of New York (SUNY), in Purchase, N.Y., she has danced across the United States and internationally at major dance festivals, most recently, in Italy.

Three weeks ago, she performed at Radio City Music Hall and on MTV's video music awards with singer Beyonce. Nicholas top scored in the Runway Style category and placed second in talent performing a dance she choreorgaphed. She also won Miss Right Attitude awarded to the contestant whose attitude was always on point during the rehearsal process and the Spirt Award for the contestant most likely to achieve international success.

Nicholas was also awarded best evening gown which was sponsored by Tina Knowles (Beyonce's mother) and designed by Versace. She won $2000 US cash sponsored by Vince Huggins of National Staffing, New Jersey, a ticket for two to T&T sponsored by Allison Mason of Travel Span, and other gifts and prizes.

She leaves New York on Wednesday to dance with Beyonce in Chicago. She is the daughter of Norva Alleyne and Learie Nicholas.

Judges for the evening were Christopher Nathan, Cleo Patton, Hermine Wilson, and King of Carnival 1991 Roderick Snell.   http://www.missttny.com











Shana Mangatal 

Shana is starring in - Tupac's "Unconditional Love" video released after his death. 

  Click here to view and let us know what you think!!!



Regggo.jpg (22838 bytes) Ras Lidj and Deep Band

 You must have seen our ads throughout this year exposing Ras Lidj and his music Regg'go.  Click below to view Ras Lidj live in concert along with his band "Deep" as they perform at Cafe U-Turn.  Let us know your thoughts on Ras Lidj and Regg'go.  Click the button below or the Regg'go picture above to view.



Featuring Monsoon and Lenny Kurleu

"Hola Hola" Music video

Check out S.T.O.R.M's newly released single "Hola Hola".  I'm glad many of you enjoyed it.  If you need any information about S.T.O.R.M, please feel free to hit me up.  Click on the TV Screen to view this video "Hola Hola"



We still have a few copies of the DC Caribbean Carnival 2006 DVD (2-hour DVD featuring the highlights of the 14th Annual DC Caribbean Carnival)  "A montage of The Sights and Sounds of DC Caribbean Carnival".  If you haven't gotten your copy, go ahead an get it now.  Click Here To View the Video Trailer, or the TV Screen below and to purchase follow the instructions below to pay  via paypal or to order via mail. 

Click to view video clip of DC Carnival Sight and Sounds DVD



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 & Shipping & Handling! 


You can also pay via money order or check, payable to Arious Entertainment.  Send your payment to: Arious Entertainment, P.O. Box 1568, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060




  Introducing a new series of commemorative posters by artist/designer Richie Richardson Titled: Every creed and race
This work celebrates the culture and diversity of Trinidad & Tobago on our 44th anniversary of independence.

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Signed limited editions giclees
Size 14x20          $250.
Size 21x30          $425.

my design studio: 1028 Bushwick Ave. Apt 1A 
Brooklyn NY 11207...My contact 
number:718-453-1277 or 
via E-mail: designrich@hotmail.com



Until Next Week!

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!!!



This Weekend Events


September 29 - October 1, 2006

Traditional Dance and Rhythms Come Alive in the District
At the 3rd Annual Dance DC Festival!

The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Dance DC Festival. The festival will be held at various venues throughout the District of Columbia from September 29-October 1, 2006 and will feature a wide array of folk and traditional dance forms practiced by local area ensembles and artists. Some of the genres include hip-hop, salsa, bhangra, flamenco, capoeira, hand dancing, and more. The festival highlights diverse dance genres, which cater to various audiences and provide events for all ages. Performances as well as interactive workshops will be available and free to the public over the three-day event. We hope you will join us for an exciting weekend full of dynamic and inspiring dance performances.   For Press Release and more details click here or the following link http://www.dancedcfestival.org/press.html

For The Schedule of Events Click Here or the following link http://www.dancedcfestival.org/schedule.html

For more information on the Dance DC Festival, call 202.724.5613 for further details and Tania Tam (tania.tam@dc.gov), Festival Coordinator, Regan Spurlock (regan.spurlock@dc.gov), Festival Associate

Check out one of our On-Line family Mr. Diallo Sumbry with his West African Percussion Band: Farafina Kan - The Sound of Africa who was featured on Fox 5 Morning News Tuesday, September 26, 2006.  Click the following photo of Mr. Sumbry to view the news video clip: .  Mr. Sumbry and his band will be a part of this DC Dance Festival.  Check the schedule to see when they will be performing.  



Washington DC



Washington, DC

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Xi Omega is HOSTING

Sister's Sharing... Building Foundations for Life

Sister Sharing Conference - "A conference for women and girls addressing issues that impact health, self-image, wealth building strategies, and our future"

Some Speakers include: Valorie Burton, Motivational Speaker & Author; Marita Golden, Author; Dr. Crystal Kuykendall, Motivational Speaker & Author; Dr.Prema Ganganna, Director of Dietetics, UDC, DC Board of Dietetics

Plus: Vanity Fair Intimates - Bras: The Essentials of Wearing & Caring (Freebies); Relationship Building: Let Go of Anger and Move On; The Sexual Exploitation of Our Children in the Street and Online; and many more dynamic workshops

Taking Place at

The University of the District of Columbia , 400 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Auditorium, Building 46; Free parking or take Metro Red line to Van Ness Station

Free for students with ID       Adults (non-students) $10

Sponsored by : Xi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. & The University of the District of Columbia

Questions email programs@akaxo.org or call Edith Johnson 202-276-9589 or Merriette Pollard 202- 686-957 7

 For more information visit www.akaxo.org

Registration Form


Los Angeles CA

September 30 & October 1, 2006

Charles R. Drew University and Honda 


The 16th Annual Jazz at Drew Legacy Music Series and Cultural Market Place and Health Pavilion

Drew University Campus
1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Gates Open: 10:30am | Showtime: 12:00noon - 10:00pm
Tickets: $45 ($50 at the gate - discounts for both days, VIP tables available)

Saturday - September 30, 2006: Multi-School Jazz Band, Drew University All-Stars Featuring: Leon Jones and Dr. Casper Glenn, AXX Straight Out of Jamaica Featuring: Prezident Brown, Michael Session Sextet, Donald Byrd, The Impressions, Pete Escovedo, The Rickey Minor Band Featuring: Special Guest, Rose Royce.

Sunday - October 1, 2006: Orquesta Charangoa, Khay Jhay, Jazz Disciples, Soul Seekers, The Dennis Nelson All-Stars Featuring: Everett Harp, Hiroshima, The Meeting Featuring: Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts and Special Guest Neil Stubenhaus, Michael Henderson's Bass Players Ball Featuring: Michael Henderson, Billy Paul, Jean Carne, Angela Winbush, Cherrelle, The Calloway Brothers (Midnight Star), DaMia Satterfield and Rodney "Sir Nose" Trotter (Parliament)

INFO: 323.563.5822 www.cdrewu.edu www.jazzatdrew.com

For details and images please click here



Washington DC

This Sunday

October 1, 2006

Tribute to Pannist Michael King, Former Leader of T&T Steel Orchestra

The Tribute to Mr. King will take place at The Trinidad and Tobago Club House, 5123 Georgia Avenue, N.W. Washington DC.  

From 6pm-10:00pm

You must come out and spend this very relaxing evening with Mr. King and all his friends and family as they honor him for his contributions to the community and most importantly for his love and contributions to Steel Pan music. 

Entertainment includes: 2 Pannist, Calypso singer, Steel Pan ensemble of talented Pannist in the area performing for Mr. King.

Good food, and a Cash Bar

For information or more details contact Mr. Keith Preddie at 202-423-6116



This Sunday

Los Angeles, CA



Gates Open 2:00pm

Show Times 3:00-8:00 pm


Jimmy Reid, Clueless Allstars, La Mambo Combo Latin Jazz Ensemble and Route 101

Information line: 310-670-6937



Upcoming Events

Washington DC


October 7, 2006


The BCE, Pairing Youth with Educational Opportunities,

Visits Washington, D.C. Area on Saturday, October 7, 2006 Diamond Bar, CA - The highly anticipated 7th Annual Black College Expo returns to the Washington, D.C. area on Saturday October 7th at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Center located at 8001 Sheriff Road in Landover, Maryland. Thousands of students and parents in and around D.C., Maryland and Virginia will be invited to meet with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). They’ll be able to submit applications for acceptance into college, as well as, acquire lots of pertinent information on college admission, college preparation, SAT & ACT prep, financial aid, scholarships and hot careers from professionals from around the country. High school seniors who bring their transcripts and test scores may have the opportunity to get accepted on the spot. Some colleges, such as, Langston University, will offer scholarships to qualified students in amounts up to and in excess of $100,000.

In addition to the exhibits and workshops, the day’s events include scholarship presentations to deserving students. Black College Expo, with its non-profit foundation, Black College Resources, has awarded close to $200,000 scholarships, to date....FOR MORE CLICK HERE TO READ!





Miami - Florida

Saturday, October 7, 2006

International Caribbean Music Festival

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The International Caribbean Music Festival, a one of a kind musical celebration of the Caribbean Spirit.

Where & When: Downtown Miami. Saturday, October 7th, 2006, 2PM – 11PM (Miami Carnival/ Columbus Day Weekend

Lineup: Alison Hinds, Bunji Garlin, Jovi Rockwell, Machel Montano, Morgan Heritage, Red Rat, Rupee, Sizzla, Tami Chynn, Wayne Wonder and more.

ICM_Fest_logo.jpg (91444 bytes)  The 8th Annual International  Caribbean Music Festival (ICM Fest) previously known as the Caribbean Music Fest takes place October 7th, the Saturday before Miami Carnival making Columbus Day weekend irresistible to lovers of Caribbean music and culture everywhere.

Inspired during a visit to Trinidad’s infamous Carnival earlier this year the promoters decided on adding a wider range of Caribbean musical genres to a lineup that already featured popular reggae acts. Fans will now have the exceptional opportunity to see the prolific Sizzla who has been called “the most significant reggae artist since Bob Marley”, the dynamic reggaeton duo Wisin Y Yandel and Trinidadian soca favorite Machel Montano perform on the same show.

The event’s unique concept is best personified by the 3 time International Soca Monarch Champ Bunji Garlin who is also performing. Bunji is the undisputed leader of the ragga soca genre he helped to create. Ragga soca combines dancehall’s rap with soca’s infectious beat.

Wayne Wonder will perform from his extensive catalog of hits including “No Letting Go” the hit that helped him earn a Grammy nomination for his album of the same name. Super group Morgan Heritage will add a touch of roots reggae to the mix.

Barbados will be represented by Rupee who helped put soca on the World stage with his video and song “Tempted to Touch.” He will be joined fellow Bajan soca diva Alison Hinds also known as the Ragamuffin Queen. Hind’s “Roll It (girl)” has been flirting with airwaves all year and she is on the verge of becoming the first female soca artist to crossover into the pop market.

ICM Fest favorite Red Rat performs in his 7th consecutive appearance. Tami Chynn an exciting new artist continues the festival’s tradition of breaking new artistes. Jovi Rockwell, Rempage and Gailann are some of the many other artists completing the diverse lineup.

The promoters promise that “The International Caribbean Music Festival will be a one of a kind musical celebration of the Caribbean spirit.”

For more info logon to http://icmfest.com or call 305.654.9991

ATTN media/ webmasters: download banners, flyers, images etc. from http://info.icmfest.com




October 5-9, 2006

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Parade of Bands - Sunday, October 8th, Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, Florida




October 6-9, 2006


22nd Anniversary

Parade of bands - October 8, 2006 @ Bicentennial Park Downtown, Miami




Monday, October 9, 2006

Columbus Day

Miami Florida



Jacksonville, Florida
Saturday, October 14, 2006
The 7th Annual
Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival 
Street Parade and Festival
by Carnival Organization Of Jacksonville, Inc. (COOJI)
For More Details log on to www.jacksonvillecarnival.org 



If you’ve missed your AMERICAN IDOL Opportunity - DON’T MISS THIS!!!!


We are now accepting applications for contestants. We are limited to 200 entries, so please apply early by calling 703-405-7061, or e-mail oneheartcharity@aol.com



• Includes Entry into all Capital Star Competitions and after parties
• Benefits One Heart Charities – which provides supplemental funding for small  non-profit organizations doing the REAL work for the betterment of all of us.
• Includes VIP rates for five of your friends – For $5.00 your ten friends can enter all of the preliminary round shows– the more applause you have the better your chances!
• Includes judging and critique by area talent agents, producers and studio owners
• All genres accepted – R&B, Hip Hop, rap, go-go, jazz, gospel, reggae, soca, calypso, latin, salsa, country western, comedy, poetry – Anything goes!!!!!
• Must be over 18 to enter – NO MAXIMUM AGE LIMIT!!!!
• Seasoned singers are welcome to show the young ones how it’s done!
• Weekly cash prizes

GRAND PRIZE -   $1,500, 10 hours free studio time, and plenty of gift Certificates
SECOND PRIZE - $750, 2 hours free studio time, and plenty of gift certificates
THIRD PRIZE -    $500, and plenty of gift certificates

This Event is being  Held At:         

700 Water  Street, Washington, DC






Top 4 go to next round:              3 Prizes $150  1st prize
                                                         $100  2nd prize
                                                         $  50  3rd prize


Top 12 go to finals                    3 Prizes  $200  1st prize
                                                         $150  2nd prize
                                                         $100  3rd prize


1st Prize -- $1,500 cash prize
10 hours studio time
1 week vacation any place in the United States
Radio Interviews – Plus Added Prizes

2nd Prize - $750 cash prize
10 hours studio time –
Shopping Certificates, Party Certificates, Dinner Certificates

3rd Prize - $500 cash prize
Party and Dinner Certificates

All proceeds to benefit One Heart Charities.
(Generating Oneness in Diversity)
Raising funds so that non-profit agencies can continue much-needed work.


October 21, 2006

Join  Donovan and Sandy for a Moonlight Cruise on the "Spirit of Washington"





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Birthdays, Big Ups and Congrats!!!!!

Congratulations and Special wishes to Cousin Greg and wife Rhonda on their marriage this weekend.  Much love to you both and we wish you lots of love.  May you continue loving each other and remember the key is always being friends, and you must never stop working together to accomplish all your dreams.



Judy Congratulations on your retirement, we will certainly miss you.  Actually more than you think!!!!!  Keep in touch!!!!





The Trinidad and Tobago Working Women's Committee and the West Indian American Military Members Association want to take this opportunity to thank all who supported the End of Summer Jam: It's Just A Fete event last Saturday.

We especially want to thank the local Caribbean Press for their support; Neil Mattei, WEAA and Tony Carr, WPFW for their awesome support in advertising,  Foxx Creations and Arious Entertainment, thanks for embracing us as part of your e-family, John Blake & Bobby Adams, WHUR, Sidrach Franklyn & Von Martin, WPFW.  Our D.J's. Bobby's Music Machine and D.J.Brian. Our success is not possible without your support.


T&T Working Women's Committee

Deanne R. Samuels




Very Special Belated Birthday Greetings to Joan.  We hope your special day was extremely wonderful and exciting! 




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