Carijama/ Oakland Carnival is not scheduled in 2005

Crowds of young people -- many just arriving in downtown Oakland as the event was closing -- thronged into the streets surrounding Frank H. Ogawa Plaza and refused to obey police orders to disperse. Tear gas was fired

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Contact:  Northern California Caribbean American Heritage Month Committee
Shorron Levy, 510-599-1645 or
Annemarie Stephens, 510-978-2485 or
The Institute of Caribbean Studies announces
June as Caribbean American Heritage Month
The Northern California Caribbean American Heritage Month Committee celebrates with a Commemorative Civic Ceremony at City Hall, Oakland
The Senate unanimously approved a bill authored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) to designate June as national Caribbean American Heritage month. The bill acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of Caribbean Americans to the United States since the inception of the country.
“Establishing a Caribbean American heritage month will help pay tribute to the tremendous contributions Caribbean Americans have made through the history of this country” said Lee. “Their history is interwoven with ours and should be recognized and celebrated.”
Caribbean Americans have influenced every aspect of American culture, society and government.  Alexander Hamilton, Hazel Scott, Sidney Poitier, Jean Michel Basquiat, Eric Holder, Colin Powell, Susan Taylor, Edwidge Danticat, Kelsey Grammer, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, Roberto Clemente, Maryse Condé, Cicely Tyson, Harry Belafonte, Celia Cruz, Mervyn Dymally and Shirley Chisholm are just a few of the many Caribbean Americans who have contributed to American government, politics, business, arts, education, science, and culture.
In celebration and acknowledgement of the contributions of Caribbean Americans to the United States; Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations will be held all across the country. Locally, the Northern California Caribbean American Heritage Committee and the Institute of Caribbean Studies will hold a Commemorative Civic Ceremony on Saturday June 24, 2006 10 -12 p.m at the Frank H Ogawa Plaza (City Hall), 14th and Broadway in Oakland.
The Institute of Caribbean Studies announces
June as Caribbean American Heritage Month
The Northern California Caribbean American Heritage Month Committee celebrates with a Commemorative Civic Ceremony at City Hall, Oaklandd
WHAT: Caribbean American Heritage Month Commemorative Civic Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday June 24, 2006. 10 AM – 12 NOON
WHERE:  Frank H Ogawa Plaza (City Hall); 14th and Broadway in Oakland
INFO: 510-599-1645 or  or  510-978-2485

The May Oakland Carnival is stopped for 2005.  We put this Drum Circle Page together to mark our situation. As well as support a cool related drum event at the  Malonga  Arts Center. 

Oakland Carnival


Oakland's #1 festival celebrating the fruits of the African Diaspora is again looking to help from the City of Oakland for 2005
Positive pro-active 2005 planning for a trouble-free day which addresses the likelihood of youth showing up at the conclusion has been cited by the Oakland Police Chief as a good answer to the Memorial Day Festival's problems.

Large crowds enjoyed a full program, of Carnival and youth performing arts  amidst beautiful weather all day long at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside Oakland City Hall. The excellent crafts fair and a short but inspired parade insured a large return crowd.
But once again, in 2004, teenagers, arriving as the small festival was concluding, refused police orders to disperse and trouble eventually broke out. 

In 2004 participant's line up: 9am

with Parade starts 11am
between 12th & 14th Streets on Clay Street beginning at Broadway & 12th and ending at the amphitheatre 
Festival to follow
2004 Line up included, Mas Maker Massive, Fogo Na Roupa,  SOCArribbean, Dimensions Extensions, Housing Authority, Loco Bloco and much more


Carnival  Oakland


Massive sounds of soca rhythms, rule as this beautiful Caribbean erotica which kicks off at 6:00 am with Jouvay Celebrations, then a street parade starting from ??? TBA at 11am,

The grand carnival consists of an array of colorful costumes, dancers, music, steel pan, children's themes, drummers, reggae and much more. Revelers of this festive grand occasion, include Bay Area favorites, of mass bands, carnival kings and queens among other participants, will parade ?

In the Park, enjoy an exciting, dynamic showcase of artists performing live and direct to the phattest sounds of soca, calypso, zouk, reggae, and much more. Taste the exotic foods of the Caribbean & Africa, shop the arts and crafts, all this you can enjoy right here in Oakland!!!

Carijama 2004                     de:  vivaARTS Network
Jackie Artman, Director  
CARIJAMA /Oakland Carnival   
  510) 535-2450


Carijama Oakland Carnival was founded in 1984 by Margaret Haines and Jackie Artman who teamed with Perri Walker, director of Mosswood Park.
Mosswood Park Recreation Center 510.597.5038 
3612 Webster Street off Broadway/MacArthur  Yahoo MAP

JOUVAY: 6 am 
PARADE: 11 am 
FESTIVAL:12 noon until sundown (6pm)

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