As you can see from the headlines, this is a two-part event alert! there's simply too much to be included in one blog posting. Harlem Week was posted in Part One. This is Part Two, Philly Events:
2:30 PM – 3:00PM Procession of Asante Royalty / Kente Dancers
Fashion Show -- Brother Craig Bogan-El
3:30 PM Honored Guest Speaker - Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan
Representing the Aakhuamuman in North America
5:00 PM Closing Remarks - Nana Kofi Tuuda
D.J. Ghanaian Music/Dance
AUGUST 9: THE WIZ N' DA HOOD: For those of you who have little people, this is sure to be a delight. All original scripts, costumes and performances by Philadelphia neighborhood children.
NOW THRU AUGUST 29: Outdoors is the place to be and Councilwoman Cindy Bass is sponsoring events around the neighborhood
AUGUST 9: Philadelphia Men Who Care's Annual Bar-B-Q - bring your appetites, and prepare to have fun hanging with your friends and neighbors
AUGUST 9, 2014 August 6 was the 52 Anniversary of Jamaica's Independence from British rule. Much celebrating already but on Saturday, August 9, things will really heat up:
Jamaica Pennsylvania Association / Black Music Promotions Presents:
JAMAICA DAY FESTIVAL 2014
JAMAICA INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS IN PHILADELPHIA 2014
STARTS AT 10:00 A.M. Sat. 9th of August to 6:30 P.M. 2014
A Jamaican cultural exposition, that consist of the following:-
Jamaican visual arts-Paintings of Jamaica historic sites and tourist attractions
Jamaican culinary arts-various Jamaican food for sale
Jamaican apparels for sale
Family games: Egg & Spoon race / Tug & War / Kids Race / Moms Race / Dads Race / crow cuss Bag Race
Singing completion for Kids / Adults
Hot Patty eating contest / Bun eating contest / Red Stripe Beer drinking contest
Disc Jockey’s fraternity: Hypa Active Sound System with Local & International Disc Jockeys
Each ticket purchased, will be entered in a raffle, to win a trip to Jamaica for Two (2) by Fly Jamaica Airline & a Weekend for Two (2) at Sandals Resort in Jamaica.
Presentation of “LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARDS” will be made by the following:-
The Most Honorable Portia Simpson - Miller – PRIME MINISTER OF JAMAICA
Governor of Pennsylvania - Tom Corbett
Mr. John Linder- MAYOR OF CHESTER CITY, PENNSYLVANIA
Mr. Michael A. Nutter-MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
To include other dignitaries from Jamaica and Pennsylvania.
Special tribute will be made to the following:-
Dr. JULIUS GARVEY- Son of MARCUS GARVEY Jr- LEADER OF THE FIRST AFRO AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS
BOB MARLEY –THE KING OF REGGAE
GERALD “BOGLE DANCER” LEVY- THE BEST JAMAICAN DANCER EVER
Special presentation to all PLATINUM SPONSORS for their PRICELESS support.
These presentation will be made to the following:-
Jamaicans / Jamaican businesses: For outstanding & phenomenal contribution to Jamaica and the Caribbean.
performing artiste :
ROY RAYON: Outstanding Jamaican Festival Song Writer / Singer
MUTABARUKA: Outstanding writer / Dub Poet
VOICE MAIL: Tribute to Gerald “Bogle” / “Mr. Wacky” Levy
IWAYNE:- Jamaica’s new Cultural sensation
HALF PINT: Most Cultural Jamaican Artiste
MARCIA GRIFFITHS: will be given an award for performing 50th years in the Reggae Music Industry
AUGUST 7-9 PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FESTIVAL
AUGUST 11, 18, & 25th: If you like Jazz, you'll love Monday's in the Park and the Jazz Stylings of Northwest Jazz Collective, Now through August 25th - Great way to start off the week!
AUGUST 23: The Black Writers Museum is Sponsoring A People's Poetry & Jazz Festival featuring none other than Poet Extraordinaire Askia Muhammad Toure`
There are a ton of things going on through the end of August - in both New York and Philadelphia, but those of you who know what's up will be saving your strength for the big jump up on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY when the West Indian Day Parade and festival takes place.
But this should keep you busy for a minute or two
Stay Blessed &