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Spectrum Band was the headliner at the 2019 Caribbean Cultural Fest in Harlem, New York.

The Virgin Islands’ own Spectrum Band was featured in the Virgin Islanders United’s Caribbean Cultural Fest 2019, held Sunday in Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem, N.Y. The annual free event spotlighted the music, food and culture of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean, the largest annual celebration of USVI culture in North America, including a West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Caribbean Cultural Fest paid homage to classic calypso and reggae and soca music. “We are so proud to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of our signature event,” said Janet Parris, president of Virgin Islanders United, Inc. “For this year’s festival and our anniversary, naturally our event focused heavily on our homeland, the USVI, particularly St. Croix, which is hosting the next big event for the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean, which is the Crucian Christmas Festival in December.”