Morgan Heritage headlines Caribefest in Miramar

MIRAMAR – One of the leading forces in modern roots Reggae, Morgan Heritage, will bring their special blend of music to this year’s Caribefest 2006 – “Keepin’ It In De Mix” – scheduled for Sunday, September 3, (Labor Day Weekend) from 3pm to 11 pm, at Lakeshore Park, 8501 S. Sherman Circle in Miramar.

Staged annually by Caribefest Inc., and the City of Miramar, the festival is a free multi-cultural festival focusing on the music, food and culture of the Caribbean. The festival has a tradition of featuring top Caribbean acts, and the inclusion of Morgan Heritage to this year’s list is in keeping with that custom.

Morgan Heritage, the popular reggae band formed by five children of famed reggae-artist Denroy Morgan is often referred to as “Reggae Royalty”, having grown up in their father’s music studio in the U.S. The group has rapidly risen to the top and is rated as one of the leading reggae acts today with a number of hits to their credit, such as Reggae Bring Back Love; Down by the River and Don’t Haffi Dread. Their latest CD Full Circle has been described as a combination of Jamaican Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Pop and Punk Rock fused in an unprecedented harmonious package.

Also scheduled to appear is Soca Giant, Nigel Lewis, former Trinidad & Tobago Road March King. (1996) who became a household name with hits Movin’ and Follow De Leader. His latest CD Unlock the Block has been getting critical raves for the single War Party. Haiti’s Kompa stars Zenglen will be offering their usually energetic set to add to the mix along with local favorites 509 Band. Adding to the entertainment will be the Virgin Islands Mocko Jumbies and a local steel band to warm the crowd early.

Rounding out the festival will be a varied selection of booths selling Caribbean foods such as jerk chicken, curry goat and fish, plus cool drinks to quench the thirst of patrons jammin’ to the music while enjoying the evening’s entertainment. A selection of T-shirts, art and craft items as well as other novelties will also be available from vendors. Major corporations will also be offering free gifts as well as valuable prizes such as trips and SuperClubs vacation packages to lucky raffle winners.

Over the years, CaribeFest has become one of the major events staged in the City of Miramar. The City is responding to the needs of its diverse population by supporting high-caliber events which appeal to the varied ethnic composition of its residents.

CaribeFest 2006 is presented by CaribeFest Inc., The City of Miramar, Comcast Cable and the Sun-Sentinel.

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