Caribbean heritage, black music, migraines, are the focus in June

Maxi Priest

Maxi Priest

As Caribbean Tourism Week prepares to wind down this weekend in New York City, a slew of other exciting concerts, festivals and events will take place in New York and across the country to celebrate and bring awareness to various issues during the month of June. Among the top three issues that will be highlighted this month are: Caribbean heritage, black music and migraine headaches.


Caribbean nationals make up a strong component of the US population so it is fitting that Caribbean heritage month is celebrated in June, the beginning of summer. Joining Caribbean heritage is black music, which spans a range of genres such as R&B, Reggae, Jazz, Gospel, Classical and Hip Hop. Concerts earmarked for black music month include Reggae crooner Maxi Priest, who will perform at BB King’s Blues Club in Times Square on Wednesday, June 11, while New Edition’s full contingent will take the stage after opening act Joe warms up the Barclays Arena on June 29. Former I-Threes Singer Marcia Griffiths of Electric Boogie fame will appear at Groovin in the Park concert in Queens, New York on June 29, joining Beres Hammond, John Holt and Air Supply.

For migraine sufferers, information will be available about new drugs and techniques that are expected to offer much needed relief from the excruciating pain that makes regular activities difficult at times. Get involved this month to learn more about migraine relief and take some time to enjoy the celebrations for Caribbean heritage and black music.–

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