U.S. Virgin Islands Celebrates Caribbean Culture in the Big Apple

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting efforts to promote the music, cuisine and culture of the territory throughout the United States.

Declaring its support of the island's diaspora communities, the Department of Tourism stated it will help bolster efforts of the Virgin Islanders United (VIU) organization to promote the rich cultural heritage of "America's Caribbean" at its annual Caribbean Cultural Fest this Sunday, September 4 at New York's Jackie Robinson Park in Manhattan.

Caribbean Cultural Fest is a free Caribbean music concert and food bazaar which attracts diverse attendees, including Virgin Islanders, Caribbean nationals and friends of the region.

Organizers have announced a list of top entertainers, including Calypso Rose; V.I. soca sensation, Rudy; BQE Band; Top Notch Band, and 2011 V.I. Carnival road march champions, Spectrum Band.

Visit www.VisitUSVI.com


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