TOBAGO – Tobago is hosting its first annual Gourmet Jazz Festival from August 12 – 14, 2005. The weekend will be packed with live music, great food, Celebrity Golf Tournament and unforgettable fun.
Artists scheduled to appear include: Tobago All Star Jazz Band, Kofi Ohmaladay, Najee, O’Jays, Signal Hill Alumni Choir and The Mighty Sparrow.
In the Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago you’ll find more than swaying palms and sun-kissed beaches. When you visit these historic islands you’ll enjoy a multicultural feast prepared by descendants of settlers from Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East.
Their descendants have given Trinidad its multi- ethnic charm and cosmopolitan flavor. It is in Trinidad’s bustling Port of Spain that you will discover restaurants, museums, galleries and shops. Tranquil Tobago, on the other hand, draws the leisure traveler, as well as Trinidadians, who seek a haven from an often-hectic world. The distinction between the islands is all the more apparent when you consider that they existed separately for centuries. Tobago at one time maintained its own legislature. But economic downturns resulting from the collapse of the sugar market in the late 19th century prompted Britain to make Tobago a governmental ward of larger Trinidad. The joined islands gained independence in 1962 and the new nation of Trinidad and Tobago became a republic in 1976.
Visitors from around the world flock to Trinidad & Tobago each year to enjoy spectacular reefs, abundant wildlife and unique patchwork communities proud of their Christian churches, Hindu temples and Muslim mosques. In Trinidad & Tobago past and present forge a future for the world to emulate, a culture that not only tolerates diversity but celebrates it.
For more information on the Gourmet Jazz Festival visit www.tobagojazzfest.com.