Soul Siesta 2009 – Punta Cana, DR

March 9, 2009 by  
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Soul Siesta 2009 will be held May 22-26, 2009 ( Memorial Day Weekend ) at the Punta Cana Princess Resort, Dominican Republic. Started in 2000, this event was created to give Urban Professionals from the U.S. a fresh location to mingle and relax. Domician Republic is a great location due to its inexpensive vacation packages, beautiful beaches, superb hospitality, and the attractive nightlife.


Scheduled Events:

Friday May 22
Smooth & Mellow Welcome Reception/Check-In
*1pm to 6pm
@ Punta Cana Princess Resort (lobby)
Pick-up your party passes and event info

Friday May 22
Welcome to Soul Siesta – 9th Anniversary Celebration
*10pm to 2am
@ Bowman’s Sports Bar & Grill – Avenue Espana – Adjacent to Plaza Brisas
*Buses depart Punta Cana Princess Lobby at 9:30pm

Saturday May 23
Soft & Sexy Poolside Fiesta
*1pm to 6pm
@ Punta Cana Princess Resort – Main Pool Area

Saturday May 23

By Popular Demand – The All White Affair with Urban Paradise
*10pm to 3am
@ Jellyfish Beachfront Restaurant & Bar
*Any White Attire Ok; Cash Bar
*Buses depart Punta Cana Princess Lobby at 9:30pm

Sunday May 24
Siesta Beach Extravaganza Featuring Return of The Networking Olympics
*1pm to 6pm
@ Punta Cana Princess Resort – Main Beach Area

Sunday May 24
Go Hard With The Gangsta’ – All Star Comedy Show with Capone & Friends
*Doors Open 9pm – Showtime 10pm sharp
@ Caribe Club Princess Resort Ballroom
I’m So F.R.E.S.H. Fiesta – After Party In Your Freshest/Sexiest Blue Denim
@ Caribe Club Princess Resort Ballroom
*Buses depart Punta Cana Princess Lobby at 9:00pm
Ballroom is a 5 minute walk from Areito – Next To Caribe Club Check-In

Monday May 25
An Evening of Laughter with Boston’s Bad Boy Jonathon Gates
@ Lancelot Disco – Inside Tower Casino
*Doors Open 7pm – Showtime 8pm sharp
*Cash Bar
*Buses depart Punta Cana Princess Lobby at 7pm

Monday May 25
No Sleep Til’ Tuesday Grand Finale with Urban Paradise
*11:30pm to 3am
@ World Club
*Cash Bar
*Buses depart Punta Cana Princess lobby at 11:00pm

Soul Siesta Party Pass (includes admission to all events)
*$200 USD – Punta Cana Princess Guests
*$275 USD – Non Punta Cana Princess Guests

Celebrity Fiesta 2009 – San Juan, PR

March 3, 2009 by  
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The 5th Annual Celebrity Fiesta 2009 in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico is scheduled for September 4 – 7, 2009. ( Labor Day Weekend )

This event is still in the development stages.  Party packages will not be available until May. As information becomes available we will update.

Dutty Fridaze Beach Party – Jamaica

January 7, 2008 by  
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Dutty Fridaze Beach Party - Jamaica

Friday, February 15th – Orange Bay (Portland Parish)

Miami Carnival 2007 Pictures and Videos

October 9, 2007 by  
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wo pretty ladies representing the islands!

Although the forecast predicted rain, the streets of downtown Miami were dry and HOT! Once again I had a great time hanging with my West Indian peoples. Which country repp’ed the hardest? This year it was Trinidad. Guyana & Barbados had a nice turnouts too… very nice girls. There wasnt as much food for sale because the police told merchants they could not sell without a permit (not even water).

Anyways, the parade was supposed to start at 9am, but it didnt begin until 2pm.  I took SOME pics but as you all know Im more of a video type of person…

Girl Power 2007

October 1, 2007 by  
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Girl Power 2007

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2007

Time: 9pm – 6am

Location: Area 51 Nightclub ( 900 NE 2 Avenue, Downtown Miami )

Price: $35

Performing Live:

Destra, Alison Hinds, Fayann, Nadia Batson, Michelle Sylvester, Claudette Peters, Iwer George & Biggie Irie.

For more information call: 954-624-5675


September 6, 2007 by  
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Miami Carnival 2007

Miami Carnival 2007
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Date: Sunday Oct. 7th, 2007
Location: Bicentennial Park, Downtown Miami, FL

Miami Carnival has been an Annual Event since 1984. Within two years of its inception, it had grown from a small neighborhood festival to an international event bringing live bands and calypsonians from the islands. Inquiries came from New York and other major cities. The present Carnival, the Caribbean Mardi Gras, has become the foremost revenue-producing festival for South Florida and is the most popular Carnival in North America.

Reggae Sumfest – July 15 – 21, 2007 – Montego Bay, Jamaica

June 14, 2007 by  
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Reggae Sumfest is a large concert festival in a park-like environment in the middle of Montego Bay. It often attracts young crowds, and features famous dancehall artists.

Here is the line up for the Reggae SumFest sponsored by Red Stripe.

Sunday, July 15

Reggae Sumfest Beach Party

Beach Party @ Tropical Beach

Zj Liquid
DJ Marvin
Craig Ross
Wyclef Refugee All Star Sound System

Thursday, July 19

Reggae Sumfest - Xplosion

Xplosion – Main Venue

Beenie Man
Bounty Killer
Elephant Man
Vybz Kartel
Lady Saw
Ninja Man
Chuck Fenda
Anthony B

Friday, July 20

Reggae Sumfest - Evolution

Evolution – Main Venue

LL Cool J
Buju Banton
Morgan Heritage
Richie Spice

Saturday, July 21

Reggae Sumfest - Zenith

Zenith – Main Venue

Mary J Blige
Beres Hammond
Tanya Stephens
Alison Hinds
Tarrus Riley

Toronto Caribana (City Carnival) – August 4 – 7, 2007

May 8, 2007 by  
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Toronto Caribana

The two-week festival—the largest Caribbean bash in North America —culminates in four massive events, at various venues, running from Thursday to the holiday Monday.

King & Queen Extravaganza

Contestants from the festival’s 16 mas bands don gigantic costumes—often measuring 20 feet in all directions—and dance for the chance to be named the festival’s official monarchy. Expect some mean boogeying—last year, a would-be king induced audience squeals by shaking his gold-painted bum. Steel drums accompanied by soca and calypso singers provide the melodies.

When: Aug. 3.
Where: Lamport Stadium, 1155 King St. W.
How much: $26–$31.

Pan Alive

Steel orchestras from the Ontario Steelpan Association compete before a panel of judges. Players showcase their knack for the steel pan, while hammering out everything from calypso to crowd-pleasing jazz and pop songs.
When: Aug. 4.
Where: Lamport Stadium, 1155 King St. W.
How much: $20.


The parade’s 39th incarnation, packed with floats, bands, surreal costumes and thousands of dancing revellers, shimmies down Lake Shore from Exhibition Place to Parkside Drive.

When: Aug. 5.
Where: Lake Shore Blvd. W., between Exhibition Place and Parkside Dr.
How much: CNE grandstands $21; free along Lake Shore Blvd.

Arts & Cultural Festival

Olympic Island is ripe with family-friendly activities for the lazy post-parade day. A marketplace features Caribbean crafts, visual arts and cuisine; tots can make their own masquerade wear in the Children’s Village. Partied-out festival-goers can cap off the weekend by lounging in the sun against a musical backdrop: local and international artists play island sounds from reggae to creole to chutney.

When: Aug. 6 and 7.
Where: Olympic Island.
How much: $19.

Urban Paradise 2007 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

April 23, 2007 by  
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Dubbed ‘The New Cancun’ , Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is the location for the 4th annual Urban Paradise Weekend. ( May 24 – 28, 2007 ). This event is intended for the grown crowd and will be highlighted by several parties with guest DJs including:

Biz Markie
DJ Kid Capri
DJ Clue
DJ Trauma
Tony Touch
Emperor Searcy

All of this will be going down at the Flamenco Resort & Hotel located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Soul Beach Paradise Party 2007 – St. Martin (St. Marteen)

April 19, 2007 by  
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Soul Beach Paradise Party 2007 - St. Martin (St. Marteen)
The event previously known as the Soul Beach Festival* is not happening this year. Instead major sponsors the St. Martin Office du Tourisme and Orient Beach hotel properties are hosting the Soul Beach Paradise Party!

During the day, parties will be held on St. Martin’s breathtaking beaches. At night groove to the sounds of celebrity DJ’s at Soul Beach’s red hot nightclub parties.

Part French, part Dutch, the exotic island offers a myraid of restaurants, superb shopping and an array of adventures.

* This would have been Soul Beach Festival’s (successor of the Sinbad Music Festival) seventh year.