He’s known affectionately as “The Dragon” and, together with his band, the Dragonaires, the internationally renowned Jamaican performer Byron Lee will heat up the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) ‘s 32nd Annual Governments of the Caribbean State Ball in New York in early June.Revellers at the June 3, 2005 Ball at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City, will be thrilled by Byron Lee and the Dragonaires’ infectious mix of sensational Caribbean rhythms.Ê The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is sponsoring the band’s appearance at this year’s Ball, the highly anticipated, glitzy affair that culminates CTO’s Caribbean Week festivities.
“We are excited about Byron Lee and the Dragonaires’ performance at this year’s Governments of the Caribbean State Ball, and we extend our gratitude to the Jamaica Tourist Board for agreeing to sponsor the band,” said Karen Ford-Warner, acting secretary general for CTO.
“The band’s celebrity status, superb talent and dynamic show-stopping performance raise the excitement level for all who will attend the CTO Ball,” Mrs. Ford-Warner added.
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, which first achieved prominence backing up Harry Belafonte and rose to fame thanks to the James Bond movie “Dr. No,” created a buzz when they performed at the 29th Annual Governments on the Caribbean State Ball in 2002 with the manner in which they communicated their soul, feeling and vigour through their music. Their return is a clear manifestation of the level of enjoyment which they gave to all who attended that event.