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Carifest 2006: Festival of Caribbean Arts & Culture
Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 12:00pm to Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 6:00pm

What: Caribbean fun for the whole family!

When: Noon - 6:00 p.m. Saturday July 29, 2006

Cost: FREE and open to the public

Where: PSU Park Blocks behind the university (1825 SW Broadway in downtown Portland), next to Portland Farmer's Market

The 10th annual Carifest Celebration brings together the best of local and island musicians and artists to celebrate the rich diversity of the Caribbean. The Festival of Caribbean Arts and Cultures is a meeting point for the diverse cultures of the Caribbean, which include peoples and cultures from Africa, Europe, and the Americas. With children's activities, live music, craft vendors, Caribbean dance, mask making and authentic foods such as Curry Chicken, Jerk Chicken, Red Beans and Rice and Jamaican Patties provided by Salvador Molly's and Montego Bay Restaurants. The festival highlights the cultural diversity and spirited survival of ethnic heritage from Caribbean islands. This year's Carifest will feature authentic, Portland-based, performers from throughout the Caribbean region, who do so much to enrich the culture in the Northwest. 

12:15 - 12:45 Society for Haitian Arts and Culture - Traditional Haitian folkloric song and dance.
1:00 - 1:30 Chata Addy presents Solo Drumming - Ghanian cultural workshops for children.
1:45 - 2:45 Ramsey Y Los Montunos, 9 piece Latin Salsa Orchestra.
3:15 - 4:15 Chata Addy and Susuma, Afro-Cuban & Funky Highlife Dance Band.
4:15 - 5:00 Street Party with DJ Sweetpea - The hottest soca, salsa and dancehall reggae.
5:00 - 6:00
Katt and the Roots Revolution Band - Katt, "The Chanting Lion of Jamaica".

Carifest is co-sponsored by the Black Studies Department and Multicultural Center at Portland State University. Additional corporate sponsorship provided by Salvador Molly's, Northwest Artist Management, US Bank, Callaloo, and Montego Bay as well as generous support from Caribbean Cultural Association members and Friends of Carifest. Additional tax-deductible donations for Carifest 2006 or Carifest 2007 or to the scholarship fund are most appreciated and may be sent to: Caribbean Cultural Association, PO Box 40744, Portland, OR 97240-0744.

For additional information on Carifest or the Caribbean Cultural Association, or to get involved, please contact CCA Secretary Kerri Hill at or 503-320-4911 or Treasurer/Carifest Chair Ken Harry at or 503-358-9254.