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Next stop, Carifest 2017 —  Carifest 2016 is done and gone. It rained, it poured and there was lightning. But in the end, the sun did come out & a good time was had by all who attended. Nadia Batson & The Request Band as well as IRAS kept the groove alive & hopping. Thanks to all who braved the weather.

Now it’s time to turn our eyes toward Carifest 2017 – You know you want it to happen. So help us make it happen. Send in suggestions & donations.

Nadia Batson


This year’s headliner is Nadia Batson who was born in Trinidad & Tobago. She grew up in the town of Tunapuna.

She is known as the writer with the magic pen, having written hit songs for Alsion Hinds, Machel Montano, Destra Garcia, Farmer Nappy, Blaxx and Patrice Roberts, just to name a few of the artistes .

She is also the bandleader of the all female band, SASS which was introduced to the soca scene in 2011.


happy food folks


Food vendors serve up a taste of mouth-watering Caribbean flavors with popular dishes including roti & curry, jerk chicken & ribs, fish & bread, rice & peas, channa, beef, chicken and vegetarian patties and so much more. A wide selection of non-alcoholic beverages & sno-cones with syrup & condensed milk are also usually available. If you would like to be a vendor at the next Carifest, look for information here:

Vendor Information


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James Byron: 612-239-8384 or Email:

Charles Peterson: 612-590-8509 or Email:

Donna Rankin: 952-451-7920 or Email:

100 South 1st.St, P.O. Box 580481,

Minneapolis, MN 55458-0481

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