The 9th Annual Unite-A-Fest – Caribbean Celebration ready to kick-off

LAUDERHILL – The 9th Annual Unite-A-Fest, “A Caribbean Celebration” will take place at the Lauderhill Mall, one block north of Sunrise Blvd. on State Road 7, on Friday, March 17th, Saturday, March 18th, and Sunday, March 19th. Admission is FREE and all are welcome!

At Unite-A-Fest you can taste the tropics with live music and dance, fresh Caribbean food, authentic West Indian Arts and Crafts, and amusement park rides for all ages.

Consul Generals, local officials, will be in attendance and you can learn about the various countries and cultures in the Caribbean.

Last year Unite-A-Fest won the City Cultural Diversity Awards given by National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.

This year’s line up

Friday, March 17th

Steelpan Jamboree & Clash of the DJ’s – 7 pm – 11 pm

Arima All Stars Steel Orchestra, Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Up Rising Steel Orchestra, Sunphonix Steel Orchestra, Miami Pan Symphony Steel Orchestra, DJ Base 2/Mikey Mike.

Saturday, March 18th – 11 am – 11 pm

Netball Competition starts 11 am / Opening Ceremony 4 pm

Iwer George, Da Bhann, Hunter, Leroy Sibblis, Code Red, Terry Gajraj, Nankama African Drummers, Florida Melody Makers, Cogunto Heri-Heri, Petrotrin Boodosingh Tassa Group,
US Virgin Island Moko Jumbie, Nyumbani Dancers

Sunday, March 19th – 2pm – 10 pm

Code 868 with Leon Coldero, Roger George & Eddy, Screw Driver, Millennium with Hall Anthony, Karma, Hunter, Terry Gajraj, Roots & Culture, Sunshine Junkanoo Superstars, US Virgin Island Moko Jumbie, Team Force Audio, Jiggy Twins / Red Carpe, Sarah & Sumatie.

This year’s sponsors include: The City of Lauderhill, The Caribbean National Cultural Association, The Lauderhill Mall, Sun Sentinel, Hot 105, Caribbean National Weekly, Western Union, Money Gram, Waste Management, LaParkan Shipping, County Line Chiropractic Center, Phil Smith Chevrolet, Carib, Hi Class Promotions, BWIA, Air Jamaica and Colonial Bank.

For more information please log onto www.lauderhill-fl.gov or www.cnca.us.

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