The Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition Celebrates 20 Year Milestone with UNIFEST and the Announcement of New Partnership with VP Records.
Lauderdale Lakes, FL. (April 23, 2014) – The Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition is celebrating 20 years of UNIFEST in the City of Lauderdale Lakes and is joining forces with VP Records, a leading record label that represents the full spectrum of Caribbean music. This partnership is aimed at taking the event to the next level growing the event and adding creative ideas to attract more attendance, give more benefit to corporate sponsors and local businesses.
UNIFEST, the oldest Caribbean multicultural festival in Broward County is a presentation of the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition (GCACC) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in partnership with the City of Lauderdale Lakes and the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce. This year the event is celebrating 20 years and have scheduled a month long activities to mark the milestone.
“I’m excited about this 20th year and the fact that the organization is teaming up with VP Records, the right partner to help take UNIFEST to the next level,” said founding member and former Lauderdale Lakes City Commissioner, Representative. Hazelle Rogers. UNIFEST Chairman Glenn Joseph “It is said that an event, organization or entity becomes an institution at 20 and as we begin that period of our existence as an institution we will continue to strive to use Culture as a vehicle to not only disseminate multiculturalism across ethnic boundaries but to expose the economic potential of culture as a major economic development vehicle.”
“The new platform is just the start of what is to come of this event,” said Richard Lue, VP Director of Business Development. “We are focused on transforming the event by providing a superior family oriented experience, that would encourage support for years to come.”
The 20th annual UNIFEST takes place on Sunday May 18th at Vincent Torres Park in the City of Lauderdale Lakes from 11am – 11pm. The event features something for everyone and for the 20th year ‘a special Teen Talent Competition for teens under 18 years.’ This new addition will feature teen sensation ‘Jemere Morgan’ son of ‘Gramps’ Morgan from the international acclaimed Morgan Heritage Group. Hoping to get patrons into the park early the organizers are waving entrants fee for the first two hours and $5.00 from 1pm to 3pm; the entrance fee of $15.00 will apply from 3pm onwards.
The outdoor event includes cultural activities, bounce house and games for the kids, marching band parade, mini carnival costume parade, display of cultural artifacts, business, expo, health fair, consular village, immigration corner and food from across the Caribbean. The evening of Stars concert includes performance by Gyptian , Sanchez, Iwer George, Leon Coldero and Code 826 band, Gabel, Code Red, Marcia Ball and Screw Driver.
UNIFEST 2014 sponsored in part by Broward County Cultural Division, MoneyGram, Bank of America, Enterprise Holdings, City County Credit Union, Sunshine Health, FPL, Comcast, WAVS 1170 AM and JN Money Transfer. For more information on the 20th annual UNIFEST and the month long line up of activities visit www.unifestlive.com.