In fact, the region became one of the world's first examples of globalization because of the scourge of slavery, according to Caribbean artist, Annalee Davis.
The Barbadian artist challenged the traditional view of the Caribbean as paradise at last month's 2010 Biennial of the Americas, an international event that celebrates the culture, ideas and people of the Western Hemisphere, hosted by the City of Denver.
The 2010 Carnival festival, which each year attracts millions of revelers and spectators to Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway on Labor Day Monday, will be held from September 2 to 6, starting with a benefit concert for Haiti on the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, September 2.
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On Friday (Aug. 6), at dusk, the Miami Tower, formerly the Bank of America tower, at International Place in downtown in Miami, will illuminate in the colours of the Jamaican flag ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“ black, green and gold, in celebration of JamaicaÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s 48th anniversary of Independence and Emancipation.