Fifth Annual Caribbean American Heritage Month Festival on Saturday, June 6, 2015
WHAT: Fifth Annual Caribbean American Heritage Month Festival
WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2 pm
WHERE: Jones Plaza
610 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002
MORE INFO: http://caribbeanfestival.caribbeanheritagetx.org/
The Festival Celebrates National Caribbean American Heritage Month, which is June of every year. Several cultural groups will be performing at The Festival as well and they include: Adrenaline Carnival Mas Band; the Dominican Republic dance group Raices Dominicans; Dominican Republic recording artist, Yamilka G; Bahamas recording Artist, Khiara; Cuban Dance Group Doble Opcion; Puerto Rican Artist Anthony T; Reggaeton Group Klandestino; Trinidad and Tobago Recording Artists T-Rock and Shanade; Dominica’s Kubuli Dancers; Baytown Renedage Steel Pan Orchestra; Grupo Folklorico Raices de Panama – Folk Dance Group of Panama; Music courtesy of Island Vybz Radio and much more.
The Festival at Jones Plaza features many vendor booths and also features different types of Caribbean cuisine including Pelau (Peas & Rice), Jerk Chicken, Bake & Saltfish (sandwiches) and traditional drinks including Sorrel, Mauby (a drink made from the bitter bark of a tree and sweetened with lots of sugar), Squash (made with limes and banana essence), Roti (curry chicken, or beef with potatoes wrapped in a curry flavored flour shell). A three hour block of time is set aside for displays of culture such as poetry, singing, dancing, dramatic readings and interpretations of works by Caribbean authors, storytelling which is a tradition by which the members of the Caribbean community—young and old—passes on stories and traditions of the culture by telling of personal stories and experience, legends and folklore.
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