CABAFAIR 2009 SCHEDULE [Calendar]

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, June 18, 2009

6:00 PM

Miramar Art Center

Grand Opening Art Exhibition
under the presence of the Honorable Rex Nettleford 

IN THE CARIBBEAN: Contemporary Haitian Art and the Making of History

CABA 2009 International Exhibition is dedicated to Haiti. The visual story of Caribbean contemporary art is one that has not been told yet, not because there is no storyteller to tell it but, because it only exists in fragments, each fragment asserting its own autonomous existence, removed from the context of mainstream history. Therefore, it is the story of artists who defy their "otherness" and enter the realm of 21st century aesthetics to lay their historic claim on it and challenge the framework that defines and polices its boundaries.

8:00 PM

Miramar Art Cultural Center Ballroom

CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AWARDS

The 2009 Caribbean-American Heritage Month Awards Gala commemorates Caribbean-American achievements, honoring Caribbean men and women whose leadership in socio-economic, literary, visual and performing arts provided significant improvements in the lives of our citizens. We can say that more than a one-night affair, the Gala Night is a competitive and cultural show, the central axis and culminating event of a process in which Caribbean �things of the mind� are exposed through different ways.  This allows members of the community to interact with peers, decisions makers and other people, receptively and productively. Therefore, more than an unforgettable moment of joy and entertainment, the Gala is a special event where we recognize that what we have in common is far greater than that which divides us.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

7:00 PM Miramar Art Center

CITY OF MIRAMAR NIGHT OF THE NOBEL LAUREATES

Featuring THE HONORABLE DEREK WALCOTT

Opening Reception

The Annual Miramar Night of the Nobel Laureates launches the Caribbean-American Book and Art Fair and provides an internationally recognized forum for the transfer of knowledge between generations of citizens. The Night of the Nobel Laureates reflects current socio-cultural concerns and presents relevant opinions of wise wo/men about the future of human existence.

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Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 21, 2009

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Miramar City Hall Plaza 

CARIBBEAN EXPRESSIONS 

Summer is sign of renewal, blossoming and freedom. CABA is also renewing! In its second edition, it proposes to its visitors a journey into the literary marvelous. Whether you are an avid reader, a teenager searching for new literary horizons or a family passionate for literature and the arts, CABA offers you the most beautiful collection of Caribbean literature.  During the panel discussions, seminars and various events,  writers, artists and scholars, publishers and the media  interact with attendees in an ambiance only the Caribbean provides. Companies, foundations, associations and private patrons on one side, and state, county and city departments on the other, come together for the benefit of literature and the arts, the promotion of reading and intercultural dialogue.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

10:00 A.M. - 12 Noon

Miramar Library

CARIBBEAN STORYTELLING

featuring

EINTOU PEARL SPRINGER

Storyteller, poet, librarian,  performance artist,  writer
Poet Laureate of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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2:00 - 4:00 P.M.

ONE/BOOK/ONE CARIBBEAN AUTHOR 2009 Celebrates Paule Marshall

The annual community wide reading initiative by which we build both literary practice and audience participation to the Book Fair. Each year, a Caribbean writers book is selected and recommended for reading by members of the community, high schools, colleges and universities. This years selected title is Triangular Road by Caribbean-American of Barbadian family origins Paule Marshall whose literary accomplishments have been celebrated internationally. The announcement of the 2009 title will be held on May 15 at the CARICOM monthly meeting. We anticipate the presence of the media and other members of the publishing industry. ONE BOOK ONE CARIBBEAN will begin May 15 through June 15.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

4:00 PM CARIBBEAN MULTI-CULTURAL SHOW

The Caribbean Book & Art Fair takes us down memory lane, while legends of Caribbean music go back to our Fathers' Days in an exceptional evening at the Miramar Cultural Center. Reggae, Calypso, Soca and R&B take us on a nostalgic ride to remember and bring us closer to the person to whom you owe your life.

Caribbean American Heritage
The Calypso King of the World
The Mighty Sparrow

An unforgettable and entertaining evening featuring The Calypso King of the World, The Mighty Sparrow and his band, plus the Reggae sounds of the Rhythm Force Band featuring Kenyatta and Benaiah, Body Nation Dancers, Tassa Drummers and Comedian Chris Daley among others. More

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Grand Opening Art Exhibition 

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Rex Nettleford

 

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Friday, June 19, 2009

7:00 P.M. Miramar Art Center

CITY OF MIRAMAR
NIGHT OF THE NOBEL LAUREATES

Featuring


HONORABLE DEREK WALCOTT

 

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

10:00 A.M. -12 noon

Miramar Library

CARIBBEAN STORYTELLING
featuring


EINTOU PEARL SPRINGER

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Saturday, June 20, 2009
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

ONE/BOOK/ONE CARIBBEAN AUTHOR 2009

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Paule Marshall


Triangular Road: A Memoir

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

4:00 PM 

CARIBBEAN MULTI-CULTURAL SHOW

The Mighty Sparrow

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