Global Launch & Fundraiser @ Island Space - Caribbean Museum
06/18/2021 by Press Release
On Sunday, June 27, 2021, at 6:00PM EDT, Island SPACE will host its inaugural virtual gala and fundraiser, Magic at the Museum.
Attendees will be wowed by well-known Caribbean personalities who will tell the story of the Caribbean through music, dance, dramatizations, poetry and more. “This is more than just a showcase of talent, it is a high-quality production that tells our story our way,” said Lloyd Stanbury, vice president of the board of directors of Island SPACE. “We are bringing the current exhibits and museum themes to life! For example, the Magic will include a moving and powerful rendition of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song by Marcia Griffiths, Wayne Armond of Chalice, former Third World drummer Willie Stewart, Mykal Rose, and other guest artists.” Stanbury continued.
Guests will explore museum themes of Caribbean home life, foods and culinary traditions,festivals and carnivals, Afro-Atlantic religions and practices, literary and visual arts, and sports, with ‘The Story of Caribbean Governments’ partly presented by former Prime Minister of Jamaica, PJ Patterson. Rounding out the evening, Inner Circle, Kevin Lyttle, Pat Chin of VP Records and Gordon Henderson from Dominica's Exile One will be featured in an intriguing and celebrity laden mini documentary on the influential and infectious music of the Caribbean. Magic at the Museum will be presented online, via streaming partners Reggaeville, VP Records and Jamaicans.com. At the museum in Plantation, Florida, an exclusive group of dignitaries, sponsors and VIPs will walk a pre-event red carpet and watch the Magic unfold.
Reggaeville is proud to be an official partner for the virtual event. Stay tuned for the LIVE STREAM!
“While the event is free, it is a fundraiser, and the audience will be asked to donate towards the costs of operating the museum. There are also opportunities to support the museum as event sponsors, becoming a member and/or volunteering through the website.” Stanbury concluded.
The museum is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11:00AM to 7:00PM; opportunities for pri-vate tours and meetings are available outside of these hours. General entry fees are $10 per adult and $5 for children. Donations are accepted and memberships are being sought. Learn more and RSVP for Magic at the Museum at ISLANDSPACEFL.org.
Limited tickets are available @ EVENTBRITE
Location: Island SPACE Caribbean Museum
8000 West Broward Boulevard #1422
Plantation, FL 33388
Plantation, Florida: North America has long been home to millions of citizens of Caribbean descent living in metropolitan areas like South Florida, Toronto, and New York. Nearly 50% of Broward County’s foreign-born population, and in Miami-Dade, about 32%, have roots in the Caribbean. As these populations grow in numbers, economic power, political representation and cultural and artistic influence, a fitting way to highlight the impact of those from the Caribbean is a Museum and space for historical reference – Island SPACE, Caribbean Museum.