In celebration of VP Elect Kamala Harris being the first Caribbean- American woman set to become vice president, Harris will deliver a special global-wide message on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST.
Harris, who is set to speak on the many contributions carribean Americans have provided to our nation, was born to an Indian mother and Jamaican father. The junior senator from California previously served as the state’s attorney general and, before that, as San Francisco’s district attorney.
“Women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality and liberty and justice for all, including the Black women who are often — too often — overlooked but so often prove they are the backbone of our democracy,” said Harris, 56.
The virtual, Caribbean inauguration celebration and will be live streamed by One Caribbean Television from 7 p.m. EST on its Facebook page at facebook.com/onecaribbeantelevision Fans will also be able to find the live stream on the social media pages of News Americas Now, CaribPR Wire, Hard Beat Communications and CaribID on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
The event will feature signature performances from some of the Caribbean’s top entertainers, including Jamaican-born dancehall star, Flourgon; Barbados’ own Soca King, Edwin Yearwood of ‘All Aboard’ fame; Grammy-nominated Jamaican maestro, Dr. Monty Alexander; Jamaica’s Fab Five Band; Antigua’s soca star Claudette Peters; Jamaican gospel singer Joan Meyers of ‘Can’t Even Walk’ fame; Jamaican reggae star Papa Michigan; independent Jamaican artiste Janine Jkuhl of ‘Sway’ fame; Owen Dalhouse who recently released ‘Heal the Soul of America;’ Barbados Gospel singer Toni Norville; 9-year-old rising star Tykairi Sargeant, also of Barbados; Guyanese master drummer Menes De Griot and Shanto; St. Vincent and the Grenadines Frankie McIntosh as well as Maxie Gouveia; Sundiata King and Rashid Thorne.
Whew! Now if we can just work on Kamala’s dance moves! Someone tell her to give us a call to show how we get down in the 305.