The Island SPACE Caribbean Museum is planning a big worldwide debut on June 27 with a red carpet of famous faces from entertainment, sports, politics, and religion at 5:30 p.m. and a lineup of performances beginning at 6 p.m.
Magic at the Museum will demonstrate to online and in-person attendees how Island SPACE truly reflects its slogan, “a place where Caribbean cultures unite.”
The gala and fundraiser will be a hybrid of a live in-person event and a virtual livestream on the internet. “The livestream is free and available to everyone from anywhere in the world,” says executive director Calibe Thompson. “They can follow us on our website, IslandSpaceFL.org.”
Those interested in attending can reserve tickets at 2021Magic.Eventbrite.com for a minimum donation of $50. At the launch party, there will be small bites and drinks.
Former WPLG-Ch. 10 news anchor (and Trinidadian) Neki Mohan will host, and the celebrity guest list so far includes:
Marcia Griffiths, Jamaican reggae singer best known for her hit "Electric Boogie."
Kevin Lyttle is a Saint Vincentian soca artist whose hits include "Turn Me On" in 2003.
Ato Boldon, track and field star, four-time Olympian and politician from Trinidad & Tobago.
Exile One is a kadans (Creole dance music) band from Dominica and Guadeloupe
Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson
Inner Circle, an iconic Jamaican reggae band
Willie Stewart, the original drummer for the Jamaican reggae fusion band Third World
Patricia “Miss Pat” Chin, one of the founders of VP records.
Rastafarian and Vooddon spiritual practitioners, as well as drummers from the Rastafari Indigenous Village in Saint James Parish in Jamaica.
Indigenous people including the Taino, the original people of Florida and the Caribbean.