We Entertain, Educate, and Enlighten all that is Caribbean.
CCI’s Entertainment Production division is a great way to deliver the message using oral tradition of the Caribbean with an entertaining impact. Our feature production is the Caribbeana Comedy Festival that brings top notch artists from the Caribbean and blends with the local Diaspora of artists.
The Comedy Festival first started in 1988, not long after the inception of the local DC Caribbean Carnival on the historical campus of Howard University. The concept originated with a Trinidadian colleague of Von, Paul Keens Douglas, a former producer of Talk Tents Comedy Festivals in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Pitching the concept and opportunity to CCI to provide Caribbean culture to the Washington Metropolitan area, Douglas began orchestrating this oral tradition as a testament to Von’s cultural roots beyond the island borders of the Caribbean.
Since the festival’s inception, it has been funded through person in-house donations from CCI staff and community support through sales of its program magazine and ticket sales. Because WPFW FM is only volunteer-based, the Caribbean Comedy Festival is the only source of CCI’s independent fundraising.
Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2014 Caribbeana Comedy Festival? More details about sponsorship coming soon. Potential event investors or sponsors can contact Von Martin by calling (301) 459-1775.
2014 Caribbeana Comedy Festival - Save the Date
CCI is proud to announce the 25th Annual Caribbeana Comedy Festival fundraiser coming Father's Day weekend June 2014 in Washington, DC. A long standing production of arts and culture, we promise that this year will be entertaining, enlightening, and educational. In 2012, the festival brought together comedians and cultural artists from throughout the Caribbean Diaspora, from Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Haiti and the United States. Hosted by Caribbeana Radio executive producer Von Martin and featuring headliner comedian Wil Sylvince from HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, the festival had a generous turnout of attendees from throughout the Washington, DC area. Stayed tune for 2014 details.
|| View 2012 Comedy Festival Flyer || Read 2012 Comedian Bios
The Caribbeana Jazz Waves (CJW) is an event that will feature artists that will showcase jazz and Caribbean heritage and rhythms . Set to launch in fall 2014, it will be designed as a symbol of the authenticity of the celebration of life and culture and will feature a diverse selection of artists.
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