St. Vincent Recording Artist, Songwriter Kevin Lyttle To Serve As Caribbean Heritage Month Ambassador for Caribbean American Heritage Foundation  Inc.

Miami, FL (June 5, 2014) - South Florida has been enriched by Caribbean-American contributions in business, education, politics and the arts. Caribbean American Heritage Foundation Inc. (CAHFI) has curated an impressive platform of Caribbean-inspired activities and partnerships to celebrate Caribbean -American Heritage Month. There are over 465,000 Caribbean-Americans in the South Florida community, primarily from the islands of Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Bahamas and Haiti. (Source: 2003 Census). The month of June has been proclaimed by President Obama as Caribbean Heritage Month. CAHFI is a statewide not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to develop awareness and recognition of Caribbean-Americans in South Florida.

CAHFI teams up with the Pérez Art Museum (PAMM) and The Rhythm Foundation for the opening of the  Caribbean: Crossroads of the World exhibition on Thursday, June 5th.  The event is hosted by Neki Mohan of Channel 10 News.  Attendees will be able to dance under the stars to a live performance by Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, who will present a preview of their upcoming Colors of the Caribbean Festival (June 14) performance. Ambassador Kevin Lyttle will also be in attendance.

CAHFI’s signature event Colors of the Caribbean ( will take place for the third year at Arts Park at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood on Saturday June 14th, 4pm-11pm. Live performances by MIDNITE (US Virgin Islands), Wayne Wonder (Jamaica), Harmonik (Haiti), Lauderhill Steel Ensemble (Trinidad) and more. Attendees will enjoy sweet steelpan music and soak in the sounds of Bahamian Junkanoo while enjoying the best in Caribbean cuisine and drink. The event will also feature an activity zone presented by the YMCA powered by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County.  The event has become a staple for South Florida and truly caters to the entire family.

“Caribbean-Americans are a vital part of South Florida economically, culturally and politically”, states, Asa Sealy, Executive Director, CAHFI. “We are committed to helping bring this message to the forefront through our aggressive programming. Kevin Lyttle is a perfect fit to help make sure our message, cultural and talents are shared with the global world”.”

Additional CAHFI Signature Events

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – At The Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, The Under 40 Group will launch the Broward leg of its already successful Miami Under 40 monthly social networker. In a partnership with CAHFI it is their goal to connect young professionals with one another in both social and professional type environments. Opportunities include: Professional intimate interaction, Strategic exchange of business contact information and growth of individual business network.

Caribbean Style Week Hosted by CAHFI-June 23-29, 2014
Week-long showcase will feature both popular and upcoming Caribbean fashion designers and brands. Fashion pieces will be available for purchase from your favorite line during the fashion expo.

Location: Westfield Mall Broward-8000 West Broward Blvd, Plantation

CAHFI Travel Experience/Travel Expo - June 28-29, 2014
Location: Westfield Mall Broward-8000 West Broward Blvd, Plantation
The Caribbean Travel Expo will celebrate each individual island as we promote each destination and the many attractions to be enjoyed on your next vacation. The expo experience will also showcase live music, cultural performances and special surprise giveaways over the weekend.

Sponsors include: Hollywood CRA, City of Hollywood, The Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Aifos Agency, Island 360, Sea Freight Shipping, Hot 105FM, Verizon Wireless, Westfield Malls, YMCA Broward County, CSC of Broward County and Caribbean Airlines.

Visit or follow on Twitter, Instagram @colorsofcarib and on Facebook /colorsofthecaribbean for more information. #Colors2014

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Media contact and credentials for Colors of the Caribbean:  Yvette N. Harris at 786.897.8854 or

Caribbean American Heritage Foundation
The Caribbean American Heritage of Florida Inc. (CAHFI) is a statewide not-for-profit corporation dedicated to creating awareness and recognition of Caribbean-Americans and their contribution to the United States of America. Visit them at

Rhythm Foundation
Rhythm Foundation is a non-profit organization celebrating its 26th season of presenting outstanding international artists in South Florida. We are the foremost presenter of “world music” in South Florida-presenting more than 500 concerts, events and festivals by established and innovative artists from around the world. Special focus is given to those cultures connecting to South Florida audiences-music from Brazil, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Hollywood Arts Park Experience
This series of events celebrates South Florida’s vibrant cultures through music, food, tourism and culture. The newly remodeled ArtsPark at Young Circle and US1 in Hollywood’s charming downtown now has an expanded amphitheater that can accommodate upwards of 10,000 people, several play areas for families, a promenade for vendors and exhibitors, an indoor pavilion area for VIPs, playgrounds, and much more, alive with international music and culture.