MIRAMAR, FL (Wednesday, June 29, 2022)- Caribbean American Heritage Month was in full swing in the City of Miramar for the month of June and culminated with a new and improved signature event, Taste of the Caribbean Islands, hosted by Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis.
Commissioner Alexandra Davis stated, “This year’s event was bigger and better. We added new elements such as a book and art fair featuring books from A. P. Wright and David Muir. Featured artists were, Richard Blackford, Mark ‘Renaissance’ Cameron and Kay-Ann Dukhran Lewis. In addition, the Children’s Trust donated and distributed free books. Also added were culinary demonstrations from renowned Caribbean Chefs such as Suzzanne Barr from Canada and Khalil Campbell from Jamaica, who was accompanied by students from the Jamaican University of Technology School of Hospitality. A special cultural presentation of Jamaican folklore was given by Steve Higgins and the Tallawah Mento Band.”
The sound of Caribbean music filled the air with sounds from reggae, soca, salsa, and merengue. Event attendees enjoyed performances by the USVI Moko Jumbie Stilt dancers, Bahamian Junkanoo Band, Soca Fitness group, Bahamian Julien Believe, Gianpaul & Latin Soul Band, Reggae star Lee Kelly & Dwhas Band, DJ Sinistar and DJ Tony X of the Miami Dream Team, steel drum music from Steel Away and International headliner out of Trinidad and Tobago, the Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia.
Deputy Consul General of Grenada, Dianne C. Perrotte and Consul General of Jamaica, Oliver Mair were present to share in the colorful festivities of this Caribbean event.
For more information on events taking place in the City of Miramar, visit www.MiramarFl.gov or call 954-602-3178.
Miramar Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis with Miss Miami-Broward Carnival Pageant Queen, Zaira Modeste.
Bahamian Artist Julien Believe engaging the patrons during Taste of the Caribbean Islands.
L-R: Miramar Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis, Noel Facey, Deputy Consul General of Grenada, Dianne Perrotte.