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The authentic Caribbean is made up of all world’s peoples – African, Asian, European, Mid Eastern, and The native Amerindian. They form an ethnic montage that has composed a distinctive cultural personality. Their rhythms are unique as seen in their performing arts – music and dance; they stimulate your sensibilities with the writings of their writers and the paintings of their painters; and they nourish you with their cosmopolitan food. These characteristic, and an early socialization in multicultural, multiracial countries have allowed West Indian for example, to assimilate seamlessly into Chicago. They have as almost instinctual knoweldge of how to live in a such as contemporay as Chicago.

This year Chicago Caribbean Carnival Association is proud to annouce that the planning commitee is in place for

“Chicago Carifete 2009 ”

August 15th,2009

&

August 16th, 2009

On the Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park

 

Directions:

Electric Line Metra riders can conveniently hop off at 59th St. From the North and West suburbs, exit Ogilvie Transportation Center and cab it.

At Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park, located at 5900 South between Cottage Grove & Stony Island. Exit Cottage Grove CTA (Green) and head north.

CARIFETE 2007 PARADE COMPETITION RESULTS

2008 CARIFETE COMPETITION RESULTS

General Carifete Question mailto:carifete@chicagocarifete.com

Sponsorship/Advertisement mailto:sponsorship@chicagocarifete.com

Question for the Executive Board of Chicago Caribbean Carnival Assication
mailto:secretary@chicagocarifete.com

Questions on how you can perform on stage Mainstage@chicagocarifete.com

Question on how you can be a vendor at CarifeteVendor Opportunity

CARIFETE 2006 COMPETITION RESULTS

Monday, June 30, 2008
What make you proud of your caribbean heritage?
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Special Thanks

As in every community, it’s the people that make the difference. When it comes to the Chicago Carifete, we have many people to thank. The list could go on for pages, so here are just a few highlights

Alderman Leslie A. Hairston

Senator Kwame Raoul

The Mayors Office of Special Events

The Chicago Park District

The University of Chicago Police Department

The Chicago Police- District 21

Our Sponsors

Air jamaica

Grace foods

Competition Rules

CARIFETE

COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

BAND REGISTRATION FORM

2008 BAND PROFILE

Carifete Site Plan

The order of the Bands as they will appear at the 13th Annual Chicago CARIFETE (the lottery was done by 2 selectors independent of anything to do with Chicago CARIFETE: 1 to draw and 1 to witness and both signed the records for doing this).

1. Chicago Carifete Committee Mas Band

2. Haitian Cultural Group

3. C & K Productions- cancelled

4. Island Tingz

5. Natural Elements (Cafe Trinidad)

6. Jamaica Carifete Committee

7. CYC- Elliott Donnelley Chicago Revellers

8. Belizean American Dancers

CARIFETE COMPETITION 2008

OFFICIAL RESULTS of the CARIFETE 2008.

Chicago Caribbean Carnival Association

The Chicago Caribbean Carnival Association (CCCA) is an organization formed to promote and enhance Caribbean history through culture and education. CCCA’s Executive Body is comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and the Publicity Secretary. In addition, two advisors and several subcomittees contribute their time to assist the executive body with organizational responsibilities.

All positions are voluntary and without financial compensation, except for reimbursement of reasonable and approved expenses.

In following with our Preamble:

WE INSPIRE TO fulfill our common desire for advancement and progress through organizational and individual cooperating and unity, based on a sense of common heritage and purpose.

PLEDGE TO marshal our resources for building a sound socio-economic and cultural base beneficial to all; to design and implement educational programs and activities that contribute towards our development; and

PLEDGE TO cooperate with other private and public institutions and individuals to advance the interest of our community; to increase awareness and understanding of our history, culture, and contemporary issues.

view complete Bylaws

Organization Goals & Projects

Carifete–What is it?

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C a r i f e t e is masquerade on the street representing a kaleidoscope of colors, cultures and artistry and a celebration for people of every age, race and creed. The festive ambiance of this event is created through a colorful parade of costumed participants accompanied by mobile music (live, D.J’s, or Steeldrums). Themes represent fictitious characters brought to life, which represents the domains of history, nature or fantasy. The entire parade exemplifies a cultural extravaganza including the musical genre of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Punta and Zouk; dances to match the music & cuisine from the Islands of the Caribbean and the Americas.

For the past several years, Carifete has been an integral part of Chicago’s multicultural heritage. It entertains and excites — from the brilliant and dazzling costumes that add a myriad of colors to the city, to the pulsating rhythms of the steel bands, soca and calypso music – drawing people of all ages. Chicagoans and visitors alike to witness this cultural extravaganza. Carifete entices willing onlookers to participate. It is the ultimate Caribbean experience!!!

Waaaiiit a minute I am confused so what is Carnival?

So would you like to join in the celebration???

Double click to meet some of our Band leaders… contact information and website if it is available.

Sponsorshiop/Advertising/Funding

Sponsorshiop/Advertising/Funding
A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization Based In Chicago, IL

Chicago Caribbean Carnival Associationis in dire need of financial assistance to honor its financial obligations for 2008 and beyond. As part of our fundraising activities, we provide opportunities for sponsors and contributors to promote their business interests by posting their website links or specific ads in exchange for a tax deductible donation.

Whether you are a patron of the arts, a business or an individual with a desire to sustain the growth and development of such programs as “Chicago Carifete”- the Annual Caribbean Carnival Parade and Cultural Extravaganza in the City of Chicago, “Passing on a Tradition” – workshops for children of all ages to learn to the basic of create costumes and showcasing their final product at the Annual Caribbean Carnival Parade . The Chicago Carnival Association needs your assistance.

Please e-mail or contact us at the following address:
The Chicago Caribbean Carnival Association
2038 North Clark Street, PMB 375
Chicago IL 60614
Telephone: 224-944-1444
(voicemail) 773-509-4942
Fax Number : 773-907-4829
Email: carifete@chicagocarifete.com

Chicago Caribbean Carnival Association is a community-based, non-profit organization organized and based in the Chicago, IL since 1996, exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Business Advertising- Ad Book 2009

Please e-mail or contact us at the following address:
The Chicago Caribbean Carnival Association
2038 North Clark Street, PMB 375
Chicago IL 60614
Telephone: 224-944-1444
(voicemail) 773-509-4942
Fax Number : 773-907-4829
Email: carifete@chicagocarifete.com

Chicago Caribbean Carnival Association is a community-based, non-profit organization organized and based in the Chicago, IL since 1996, exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Business Advertising- Ad Book 2009

Sponsorship

Vendor Opportunity