Caribbean Cultural Fest returns to New York
Bevan Springer | 8/21/2014, 10:41 a.m.
NEW YORK (August 21, 2014) – Caribbean music, food, and fun return to Harlem this year when the 2014 Caribbean Cultural Fest: The Kings of Soca event comes to town at month’s end.
Presented by Virgin Islanders United, the free annual concert is set for Labor Day Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.
Caribbean Cultural Fest is an enjoyable outdoor Caribbean music event that features a large vendor’s market and serves as one of several kickoff celebrations leading up to the celebrated West Indian American Day Parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway.
“This year’s theme, the Kings of Soca, pays tribute to our musical ‘royalty’—the giants of soca and calypso, both past and present,” said VIU President Janet Parris.
The live concert packs a powerful musical punch and delivers a diverse, star-studded show, loaded with many top calypso and soca acts, hailing from a variety of Caribbean nations.
Hosted by VIU past president Kevin Hughes and popular Caribbean radio personality Prince Kalunda, the Kings of Soca features reigning USVI and Leeward Islands Calypso Monarch, King DeSoljah; former Calypso Monarch of Antigua and Barbuda, the Mighty Swallow; former Calypso King of St. Kitts/Nevis, Lord Kent; and performances by soca diva Elizabeth Watley and the Outta Limitz Band, R&B recording artist K-Victoria, gospel recording artist Jolene Mclean and VI headliner the Image Band.
Virgin Islanders United is a member of the USVI Department of Tourism’s Tourism Ambassadors Program, which empowers United States Virgin Islanders to passionately promote the culture, music, cuisine, natural beauty and hospitality of their island home.
To participate as a vendor, visit www.virginislandersunited.org.