Caribbean plans to wow Big Apple

Pulsating music and lively cultural entertainment will
fill the air in New York City during Caribbean Week 2006, when
entertainers from the Caribbean as well as local performers plan to expose New Yorkers
to Caribbean culture at its finest.Highlights of the entertainment that will be
featured during Caribbean Week 2006 include:

Celebrity Invitational Cricket Match at Idlewild Park, Queens
June 10, 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

Half-time entertainment will include New York’s own New Kingston Band (featuring
reggae music), Gowanus Wildcats Step Team (from Brooklyn) and Tanya Maryoung,
Gospel, R & B, and inspirational singer.

The OECS Music Legends Concert & Cocktail Reception at Tribeca Performing Arts Center
June 10, 8:30 pm

Featuring legendary musicians from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
(OECS) including long-time favorites and current stars from the Caribbean.
Performers include Da Bhann of Antigua & Barbuda; Kevin Little of St. Vincent & The
Grenadines; King Short Shirt of Antigua and Barbuda; Arrow of Montserrat and Ellie
Matt of St. Kitts. For tickets, call 212-541-4117. OECS Legends of Music is one of
the public events occurring during Caribbean Week 2006 but not created or produced
by the CTO


Caribbean Gospelfest at Hanson Place United Methodist Church, Brooklyn
June 11, 4:30 - 7:30 pm

The concert will feature long-time favorites and current star performers from the
Caribbean including: Jamaican gospel star Carlene Davis as well as Joseph Niles of
Barbados; Harrella Goodwin of St. Croix, the U.S. Virgin Islands; The Bahamas Praise
Team of Nassau, Bahamas; Wendy Mitchell and Wayne Johnson of Trinidad and Tobago;
The New Life Ambassadors of St. Vincent & the Grenadines; and the Chapman Brothers
of Jamaican and Trinidadian descent.

Caribbean Fair at South Street Seaport Piers 16 & 17, NYC
June 13, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Musical performance highlights include the Turks & Caicos Police Band; Da Bhann from
Antigua & Barbuda; Junior Lion from St. Martin; Leon & the Peoples Band from the
United States; Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; Ken Isles from St. Vincent &
the Grenadines; and Freddie McGregor and Son from Jamaica.

Additionally, dance performances by Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as well
as a Junkanoo presentation by the Bahamas will captivate on-lookers during the
Caribbean Fair. The evening will be capped off by Jamaican reggae legend Half Pint.

June 13, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm - Do It Caribbean Weddings

Delighting in the Caribbean’s ‘love affair’ with couples, Caribbean Week 2006 will
present two ‘live’ Caribbean Weddings sponsored by the Condé Nast Bridal Group.
Legendary Reggae Ambassador Freddie McGregor will be on-hand to serenade both
couples to make their wedding day even more memorable.

33rd Annual Governments of the Caribbean State Ball at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, NYC
June 16, 7:00 pm - Midnight

Youth Waves, St. Maarten/St. Martin’s hottest band, will entertain guests throughout
the evening with its unique blend of Reggae, Zouk, Soca, Calypso and R&B. Other
entertainers at the Ball will include: Ken Isles, one of St. Vincent & the
Grenadines’ most versatile and experienced pannists; The Dominican Folkloric Ballet
of New York featuring folklore and typical dances embracing and expressing the
Dominican joy through the Merengue; and The Dance Company of Puerto Rico that will
present an array of Puerto Rican dances, as well as musicians, singers, and a master
of ceremony.