Updated by Mahagony Sylvester on December 6, 2014……


Media Contacts: Michelle McKoy, President/CEO, 754-273-7166

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (October 6, 2014)

One Caribbean Festival 2014 Excitement is building for the highly anticipated One Caribbean Music Festival….. a  profusion of music, art, and Caribbean cuisine that will provide an assortment  of multicultural delights as world class international talent takes center stage at the ONE Caribbean Music Festival on December 13 & 14, 2014 at the Central Broward Regional Park. In acknowledgment of the season of giving, patrons are encouraged to attend with a toy to donate for a child in the Caribbean. This is an official BROWARD100 sanctioned event.

The team led by Walter Ellmore, renowned for 18 years of producing the award winning “Jamaica Jazz & Blues”, and working on some of the finest Caribbean music festivals such as the St. Lucia Jazz Festival,Turks & Caicos Music and Cultural Festival and St Kitts Music Festival, plan on bringing a swank and sophisticated festival delivering a musical genre for every taste – from Reggae, R & B, and Latin music, to Kompa, Caribbean Jazz, and more.

This year’s event will feature Grammy winner and Jamaican dancehall superstar, Sean Paul. Having sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, he has become the most successful Jamaican artist of all time on the U.S. charts. His most recent number one single and collaboration with Enrique Iglesias, “Bailando”, has garnered much success including being #1 on various charts in 35 countries including Belgium, Finland, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico,Spain, and the Latin based charts in the United States. His sixth studio album, Full Frequency is in stores now. The melodic sounds of Kompa will be showcased by award winning Haitian band, T-Vice, whose musical influences from reggae, merengue, flamenco and modern synthesizing from rock ‘n’ roll has revolutionized the genre and made the group one of the most innovative musicians. Ragga Soca King, Bunji Garlin is of St. Lucian and Venezuelan descent and birthed in Trinidad and Tobago. Known as the ‘Lyrics King’ and for his high-energy performances, Bunji has adopted a blend of soca and dancehall music as his vehicle of creative expression. Stemming from a lineage of soca royalty, his wife Fay-Ann Lyons will join him as together they take us through their numerous award winning hits like “Catch Me”, “That is Carnival”, “Truck on D Road”, “Differentology” and “Carnival Tabanca”. Latin Grammy award winning and a South Florida favorite, Nestor Torres will be captivating us with his dynamic Salsa and Latin Jazz assembles. As a Soloist, Nestor Torres’ career has taken him all over the world, including collaborations with Herbie Hancock, Dave Mathews, Kenny Loggins, Tito Puente and Gloria Estefan among others. Born in the United Kingdom and an ambassador for Lovers Rock, Maxi Priest is best known for his number one reggae single on the American Billboard, “Close to You”. Singing hits like “That Girl”, “Should I”, “House Call” and “Just a Little Bit Longer”, the award winning reggae artist will serenade his loyal female fans with hits spanning over 15 years.  From hisrecently released album, “Easy To Love”, attendees are sure to enjoy his latest sultry renditions. Attendees can expect a safe, secure, family-friendly and fun environment with first class entertainment, services and facilities. More talent will be added in coming weeks.

The event’s title sponsor, Scotchies restaurant, will take center stage during the 2 day festivities offering their signaturescotchies jerk succulent, authentic cuisine of jerk chicken, fish, pork, roast yam, festival and more. Scotchies is a prominent restaurant brand on the island of Jamaica, that offers a relaxing atmosphere to its guests and food that reflects the combination of perfect Jamaican seasoning jerked the traditional way. Word is that Scotchies is seriously thinking of venturing into the competitive South Florida Caribbean food market.

The mission of ONE Caribbean Music Festival is to recognize and celebrate the diversity of Caribbean people and the ONENESS of the culture through food, arts, crafts, and music. The event is a unification of people and traditions of the Caribbean through unique expressions in music – food – arts and culture.  Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton, Kompa, Calypso,Salsa, and Ska – mixed with an exotic atmosphere of scents, flavors and beautiful people. ONE Caribbean – Come Share The Vibes!

Early Bird tickets available online while supplies last. For more information about One Caribbean Music & Art Festival, visit                               Facebook                           Twitter

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About Central Broward Regional Park

 Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium is a large municipal park in Lauderhill, Florida, owned and operated by Broward County. It opened on November 9, 2007, at a construction cost of $70 million. Address: 3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311 Phone: (954) 357-5400

 About Broward 100 

Celebrating the Art of Community Broward 100 will commemorate Broward County’s centennial with bold, innovative art and performance projects that attract visitors and bring Broward residents together using the arts, sports, recreation venues, our natural attractions and our incredible diversity to creatively bridge, bond and build their communities. Broward 100 will be framed by four distinct cornerstones of community engagement: VisualEYES, Inside Out Broward, Calendar100 and a culminating event.

About ONE Caribbean Festival Team

The producers of ONE Caribbean have over 20 years experience producing and promoting music festivals throughout the Caribbean, and has now entered the US market beginning with South Florida. Their signature event is the annual Jamaica Jazz and Bluesestival (since 1996). Highlights of credentials include working on the premier Reggae Festival in the Caribbean, Reggae SumFest; producing and promoting MTV’s Spring Break in Negril, Jamaica; MTV2’s Heineken Summer House, Tropical Insanity Spring Break 2000, as well asComedian Bill Murray’s TV show, The Sweet Spot; Production and event management of St. Lucia Jazz Festival, the St Kitts Music Festival and the Turks & Caicos Music & Cultural Festival.