FestCaribbean 2012 [released July 23, 2012]

by Darling Nicky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 23, 2012 – BRANTFORD, ON

 FESTCARIBBEAN IS BACK FOR ITS 3rd YEAR!

International Reggae Artist Junior Kelly and legendary Calypsonian David Rudder to headline Caribbean music festival Saturday August 25th, 2012 at Branlyn Community Centre – Festcaribbean Inc.  is pleased to announce that celebrated reggae artist and preacher of social consciousness Junior Kelly along with acclaimed King of Calypso David Rudder will beheadlining a Caribbean concert event on Saturday, August 25th as part of this year’s Festcaribbean activities.

This event will take place at Branlyn Community Centre, 238 Brantwood Park Road, Brantford, Ontario. Doors open at noon with a Steel Pan workshop hosted by the Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra and Carnival Mas costume workshop entitled “What is Caribbean Mas?” with Clarence and Jackie Forde (NBA player Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers  Design Team) as the main Family Fun activities starting at 1 p.m.  Families are encouraged to come out early and take advantage of this rare cultural opportunity.

Festcaribbean showcases a variety of music styles, energetic performances by Latin, Soca, R&B, Calypso, Reggae bands, artists, performers and DJ’s.  Rounding out the spectacular performance line-up led by Junior Kelly backed by the Fiyah Flamze Band from Montreal and co-headliner David Rudder will be  Brantford’s very own Island Pop collective Colour Quest, Canadian Reggae Artist Mello G, the Latin Power Band, Brazilian dance company Dance Migration, and R&B singer Chris Jackson.   The Master of Ceremonies will be Comedian Roy Daye and Festival DJ is Hamilton’s Verse One.

Festcaribbean Inc. is a Not-For-Profit Caribbean cultural entertainment corporation located in the city of Brantford, Ontario Canada. The team led by Courtney Dillon is dedicated to bringing quality Caribbean entertainment to the community and encourage a better understanding of Caribbean people and its culture.

In addition to the musical entertainment and cultural activities, there will be a variety of Caribbean foods for sale from local vendors, giving the community a chance to savour the flavours of the West Indies.

Advance ticket prices are $20 adults and $10 for Children 10 – 13 years of age until August 25th. Tickets are available online at www.Festcaribbean.com, www.tixpro.com and the following outlets from Brantford to Toronto:

Lyn’s Linstead Market, 1000 Upper Gage  Hamilton, ON (905) 385-5232

The Right Stitches, 54 Queen Street South #2  Hamilton, ON (905) 296-9681

Charley’s West Indian Food Market, 3057 Hurontario St.  Mississauga, ON (905) 896-3663

Granney’s Place, 2545 Hurontario Street  Mississauga, ON (905) 272-4950

Broaster’s Chicken, 26 Brantwood Park  Brantford, ON (519) 758-9100

Crown Heights Boutique, 170 King Street West Hamilton, ON (905) 865-5051

Frontline Unisex Hair Design, 555 Upper Wentworth Street Hamilton, ON (905) 574-0845

FrontLine Unisex Hair Design,  53 Young Street Hamilton, ON  (905) 527-1886

Play De Record, 357 Yonge Street Toronto, ON (416) 586-0380

D Hot Shoppe, 4155 Fairview Street Burlington, ON (905) 631-8698

Sponsors:

ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION, BRANTNEWS, BRANT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, ARTS IN MOTION

Festcaribbean 2012 at the Branlyn Community Centre, 238 Brantwood, Park Rd.,

Brantford, ON the event will take place Saturday August 25th, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 1:00am.

For more information contact: Courtney Dillon at 519-757-0886 or visit www.festcaribbean.com

Media Accreditation: Darling Nicky, Media and Publicity Support via darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

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