Calypso in Miami, January 28 and 29

January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Friday and Saturday

Jan. 28 and 29, 2011
8 p.m.

Miami Dade College
North Campus
William and Joan Lehman Theater
11380 N.W. 27 Ave., Miami

This performance celebrates women’s contributions to the classic Caribbean art form of Calypso – a musical world traditionally dominated by men. Three prominent women of the genre – Singing Saundra, Queen Fayola and Princess Kizzie – will perform their celebrated form with a unique twist. All three have won hosts of awards and regularly place in the finals of Calypso competitions during Carnival and year-round in Trinidad.

General admission: $15
Students and seniors: $10
MDC Students/Staff/Faculty Discount with MDC ID

For detailed venue information and secure
online tickets: • 305-237-3010


new (to me) blog: TriniGourmet

February 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’m always finding new blogs and websites, and this one has really caught my eye. It’s TriniGourmet run by Sarina Nicole. She’s Trinidadian Jamaican and “of the Jewish persuasion,” in her words. Love it! In the past week she has written about Trini Corn Soup, a Roti Shop in Miami, and Tu B’shevat.

helping haiti at the food and wine festival

January 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

Need even more motivation to pre-purchase your tickets to the Food and Wine Festival? They’ve just announced that when you purchase your tickets to the South Beach Diet’s Fun and Fit as a Family ($20), they will donate to the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti Relief and Recovery Efforts. Here’s what they sent me:

“In an effort to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine has announced that it will donate 100% of the gross advance tickets sales from the South Beach Diet presents Fun and Fit as a Family event at Jungle Island to the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti Relief and Recovery Efforts. Bring your family out for two days of interactive food labs, culinary demonstrations, food sampling, fitness activities and much more at South Beach Diet presents Fun and Fit as a Family and support those in need in Haiti at the same time. Click here to help!

Want to donate directly? Here are some organizations that I think are doing the best they can and will put your donations to good use:

1. Partners in Health

2. Lambi Fund

3. Cine Institute

4. Food for the Poor

trini food in seattle

January 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

As far as you could get in the US from Miami, but this is a great video about a Trinidadian restaurant in Seattle. The owner, Pam, demonstrates cooking dal puri and curry. And, while you’re checking out videos on You Tube, watch singer RemBunction’s ode to Trini food as well.

Black Crossroads: African Diaspora in Miami, at the Historical Musuem

February 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

Check this out! It’s opening on March 5, 2009. Click on the photo to link to the Museum’s webpage.

Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami

Blackk Crossroads, HMSF

On display March 5, 2009 to January 24, 2010

Diverse groups of the African diaspora have come to settle, work and struggle for freedom in Miami since its incorporation in 1896 to the present day. In the process they have made significant political, economic and cultural contributions to the city. Black Crossroads: The African Diapsora in Miami explores the enduring presence and impact

of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribbeans and black Hispanics on Miami.

On display in this exhibition will be historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film/video and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the over 100 history of black migrations to Miami.

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