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“Spotlight On Haiti” At The 16th Annual Unifest Multi Cultural Celebration, May 23, 2010, Lauderdale Lakes

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Prior to and during the 16th Annual Unifest Multi Cultural event on Sunday May 23, 2010 there will be a special food and fundraising drive done for the people of Haiti.

The Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition, Unifest ‘Presenting Sponsor Grace Foods’ and Food for the Poor have joined hands in a humanitarian effort and rebuilding effort with our partnership with the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce in support for Haiti. Event gate opens at 10:00 am at the Vincent Torres Park, located at 4331 NW 36th Street in Lauderdale Lakes and attendees will be able to purchase Grace Food Vouchers from the donation center on site. Prior to the event donation information is available by calling 954-730-8885.

The lineup of Unifest 2010 was carefully chosen to appeal to the cultural diversity of the community and is as follows: Reggae Crooner ‘Wayne Wonder’; fresh from the recently concluded Carnival in the US V.I. ‘Jamb and’; from Jamaica the very versatile ‘Fab Five’ band; Caribbean Music Farm; Tinga Stewart, Hal Anthony, Millennium Band, Jonathan Laurence & the Truth; Zewdy; Lil Bass; Mama Lulu and Beer Sheba Youth Choir.  The event also include the South Florida Band Leaders Association parade of Carnival costumes;  Marching bands; cultural display; domino tournament; stilt walking by the Virgin Islands Moko Jumbies; health fair; arts & craft and food booths, and much more.  This fusing of cultural display can’t be missed and begs to be seen in person.

Unifest is the official kick-off of our June National Caribbean Heritage Month Celebrations and is presented in partnership with the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lauderdale Lakes.   Unifest 2010 is sponsored in part by Bank of America; Bank Atlantic; Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitors and Convention Center; WAVS 1170 AM; HOT 105 FM and CN Weekly Newspaper.

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