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Todd & Susan Mangatal

Arious Entertainment

Produced a Caribbean Carnival Showcase in 2001 "The Migrations and The Diasporia: Caribbean and African American Connection for the Smithsonian Institution" - Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture.

Produced a Caribbean Carnival Showcase in 2000 for the Smithsonian Institute Folk Life Festival.

Assisted the Organizers/Managers of the Frederick Caribbean Carnival in 2000, and 2001.

In 2001 provided costumes and support for the United States Patent and Trademark Office Annual Community Day "The Many Facets of Diversity" Crystal City, VA (3000 people in attendance).  To view Appreciation Letter from the US Patent & Trademark Office, please

Took part in the DC Caribbean Carnival for the past 6 years, where they designed and created the costumes for each years' presentations.  Click Here to Check out Presentations and Costumes

  • 1998 was The first year participating in DC Carnival, specifically for the newly opened Crossroads Nightclub, where their main goal was to introduce the club to the Caribbean community, by exposing it through Carnival. They organized and arranged the entire project, and designed and created the costumes for the presentation of the band in the parade. The outcome of this promotion was very successful.  Click Here to Check out Presentations and Costumes

  • The 2nd year they brought the first Reggae band to the DC Carnival, to help increase the diversity of the event. Once again, designed and created the costumes for this project, and have done so from thereafter.  Click Here to Check out Presentations and Costumes

In 1999 they worked with the St. Lucian Embassy, by being significant in arranging a pan show case of the very popular all female St. Lucian Steel Pan Orchestra called Allegro Steel Pan Groove. The concert took place at Crossroads Club 2.

In 1998, they promoted the popular reggae star Beenie Man on his first successful U.S. - "Who Am I" - tour to Washington DC. Was Responsible for successfully achieving airplay for the song "Who Am I" on commercial radio in DC -WPGC and WKYS. Which later became Beenie Man's biggest hit.

They were a fundamental force in presenting The First Miss Caribbean Pageant in Orlando, Florida, and was highly respected for being successful consultants, promotional coordinators, and vital supporters of the most popular Caribbean radio program in Orlando called Caribbean Affair Connection owned and hosted by Lady D.

 

Our Individual Bios are below!

Todd Mangatal

President

 

 

25 years of working in and around the music/entertainment industry.

2 Years in Hollywood, CA. Studying the industry and working within the movie and music industry.

Founded Arious Entertainment in 1986.

7 Years in Orlando, Fl. Studying the Start up of the New Movie industry and studios, called "Hollywood East."

Owned a successful Dry-cleaning Service, "Dryclean Express."  Operating for 7 years in Orlando, Fl. Dryclean Express specialized in the cleaning of costumes and clothing used in movies and television, along with door-to-door home and office pick up and delivery. Worked on several major movies throughout its 7 years in business.

1. Serviced all the movie/film, TV, and production companies that filmed in Orlando.
2. Serviced all the theme parks in Orlando - Disney World - Universal Studios - Sea World.

Some of the major projects Dryclean Express serviced are:

1. Passenger 57 - starring Wesley Snipes
2. Lethal Weapon 3 - staring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson
3. Problem Child II - starring John Ritter
4. The Parenthood - starring Steve Martin
5. Psycho III - staring Anthony Perkins
6. Wilder Napalm - starring Dennis Quaid and Debra Winger
7. My Girl - starring Dan Ackroid and Jamie Lee Curtis
8. Oscar - starring Sylvester Stallone
9. Separate But Equal - starring Sidney Pottier.

Additionally, Dryclean Express handled many Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World theme park shows, and TV series - "Hi Honey I m Home"; "Super Boy"; "Swamp Thing" - and many other shows.

Entered the Caribbean Entertainment Industry through DJ-ing, consulting and Promoting.

7 years in Washington, DC. Handling the Major media marketing, and laying out the groundwork for Arious Entertainment s growth in Washington.

Spent several years working with Crossroads Entertainment Complex (DC/Maryland/VA premiere Caribbean entertainment club & restaurant) doing it s marketing and promoting, and consulting.

Managed a successful DJ company in McLean Virginia for 2 years.

Became a part of the Caribbean Community by helping to promote positivity, the music, and the culture.

Consulting for Local Entertainment based businesses, organizations, and Caribbean Entertainers.

Susan Mangatal,

Vice President

 

Same Development & Experiences as Todd Mangatal. See Todd's Bio for detailed information.

Spent many years managing a successful law firm in Washington, DC.

Managed Crossroads Entertainment Complex Restaurant (DC's Premiere Caribbean Nightspot/Restaurant)

Former Board Member of the DC Caribbean Carnival, Inc. (2000-2006), and held the Executive Secretary Position. 
Read Article in Caribbean Connection: DC Caribbean Carnival Adds New Board Member.  

DC Caribbean Carnival, Inc. is the organizers of the annual Caribbean Carnival, which is held in Washington DC during the last weekend in June.  This event attracts over 500,000 people.  The Carnival celebrates 17 years in 2009. 

Held the Treasurer position of the Carnival Bandleaders Association of Washington DC from 1997-2001, and also held the Secretary, as well as Treasurer positions for 2000-2001.

Nominated for the President's Position in 2001 and served a few months due to accepting a more rewarding and challenging position on the DCCC Board.

Established local recognition by the diverse amount of works accomplished in the Caribbean Community.


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