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6th Annual Caribbean American Heritage Month Festival
Sat, June 3, 2017, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
Saturday June 3, 2017
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.