A virtual Caribbean inauguration party for United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris under the theme: Celebrating #CaribbeanAmericanKamala will be broadcast on Sunday January 17.
The event promises to be “an impressive gathering in cyberspace” with some of the Caribbean’s most notable artistes, dignitaries, and organisations marking an important moment in history – the official swearing-in of Kamala Harris as the first female and the first black Caribbean-American US Vice-President at the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
The virtual celebration will feature signature performances from some of the Caribbean’s top entertainers, including Jamaican-born dancehall star, Flourgon and legendary group Fab 5.
Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris, is expected to deliver a message to the Caribbean diaspora and Caribbean people globally.
Invest Caribbean, a leading investment agency of the Caribbean, has initiated the Caribbean American Action Network, (CAAN), a collective of Caribbean American and Caribbean organisations, to present the live event.
The brainchild and organiser of the event, Caribbean-America immigrant, journalist, entrepreneur and advocate, Felicia J. Persaud said that it was a historic moment for Caribbean people in the United States.
“We are convinced that VP-elect Harris represents the best interests of all Americans, inclusive of those who share her Caribbean ancestry. America and the Caribbean region have always enjoyed a positive working diplomacy and no doubt, this will be reinforced, as we now have a strong ally in the White House. We are proud that she is one of us,” she said.
The live stream will kick-off at 7 p.m. EST on the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube platforms of One Caribbean Television, (OCTV), as well as on Radio 102.9 FM in Antigua & Barbuda.
On Inauguration Day, OCTV will air the event on television across the Caribbean.