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Spring Caribbean Dinner & Dance! – May 27 – Vancouver

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Spring Caribbean Dinner & Dance!

On Friday May 27th, 2011  …all ah we is one


British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations invites you to its Spring Fundraising Dinner & Dance! Support this event, held in collaboration by the nine member associations of  BCOCCA.
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Friday May 27, 2011
Bonsor Community Centre

6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby BC
Doors open at 6:30 PM
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Music by Lover’s Choice Supreme Sounds
with Daddy Mikey & Earl da Pearl
and special feature: Mr. Paul Choisil with Panacea
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Tickets $30 each
Includes a delicious Caribbean dinner
Door Prizes * Surprises * No Host Bar
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For ticket info: 604-942-9618  604-275-8617  604-552-1914  604 581-4810

Or contact your local Caribbean Association:

  • Antigua & Barbuda Cultural Association of BC
  • Barbados Cultural Association of BC
  • Grenadian Cultural Association of BC
  • Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC
  • Hearts, Hands, Minds for Haiti
  • Jamaican Canadian Cultural Association of BC
  • St. Kitts/Nevis Cultural Association of BC
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines Association of Greater Vancouver
  • Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC

“Little Richard” – the entertainer

Editor’s Note: We made an error and posted a video of “Little Richard as a child” earlier, using a video by Frank “Sugarchild” Robinson.  This video has been very popular so we have left it on this post, while still featuring “Little Richard” and his life story.  Many thanks to Gene Laughter and others who have brought this error to our attention. 

Frank “Sugarchile” Robinson – Caldonia

From movie “No Leave No Love” 1946

Click here to play video by Frank “Sugarchile” Robinson

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“Little Richard” – the entertainer 

“Little Richard”  was also a talented child artiste. He later influenced many artistes in the “new” art form of “Rock and Roll”.  In the mid-1950’s, Little Richard sold millions of records in the UK and Europe, long before hitting the hit parades in the USA.  Here is one of the earlier film recordings of Little Richard……

Long Tall Sally – 1956 “Little Richard”

BIOGRAPHY:  Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known by the stage name Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, and actor, considered key in the transition from rhythm and blues to rock and roll in the 1950s. He was also the first artist to put the funk in the rock and roll beat[2][3] and contributed significantly to the development of soul music.[4] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame web site entry on Penniman states that:

He claims to be “the architect of rock and roll”, and history would seem to bear out Little Richard’s boast. More than any other performer – save, perhaps, Elvis Presley, Little Richard blew the lid off the Fifties, laying the foundation for rock and roll with his explosive music and charismatic persona. On record, he made spine-tingling rock and roll. His frantically charged piano playing and raspy, shouted vocals on such classics as “Tutti Frutti“, “Long Tall Sally” and “Good Golly, Miss Molly” defined the dynamic sound of rock and roll.[5]

Read more of his life and music here – Wikipedia : “Little Richard”


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