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Contemporary Caribbean Art celebrates World Harmony
The NY Metropolitan Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non Violence and the International Communications Association will host a special reception on October 24, 2013, 6-9pm, at the Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue at 123rd Street in Harlem, at 6pm, to launch the visual art exhibition, “Contemporary Caribbean Art: Selections from CaFA Fair Barbados.”One of the highlights of the special reception will be the presentation of the 2013 World Harmony Awards to six distinguished honorees who have made significant contributions to World Harmony, with their dedication to preserving and enhancing Caribbean Culture: Mr. Irving Burgie - composer, songwriter of many of Harry Belafonte’s greatest hits and member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame; Caribbean Tourism Organization (US Director Sylma Brown Bramble) - the leading advocate of tourism growth and development for the region; Dr. Una Clarke - former New York City council member; Dr. Roy E. Hastick - Founder and CEO of Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, & Dr. Eda H. Hastick - distinguished educator; Dr. Marta Moreno Vega – Founder and Director of Caribbean Cultural Center-African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI); West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA- President Thomas Bailey) – producers of the largest Caribbean cultural celebration in the USA. The awards are presented annually by International Communications Inc. This year’s six honorees will join a distinguished list of past recipients including Ruby Dee, renowned actress & cultural icon; Sherrill Kazan, President of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations; and Very Rev. James Parks Morton, distinguished humanitarian and founder of the Interfaith Center of New York.