It seems that no matter where in the world Caribbean natives travel to, we always seem to find away to reconnect and have a blast.

This was proven at a historic Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland where the African & Caribbean Support Organisation (ACSONI) in partnership with Belfast Summer of Music and Destination Cathedral Quarter Bid presented the inaugural Caribbean Social recently. The social consisted of a vast variation of performances from songs to story telling. Among the mixture of Caribbean artists that performed there was “Major Dan” from St. Vincent & the Grenadines who sang his newly released song titled ‘African Bumper.’ The crowd was elated by his performance which filled the area with a true carnival vibe.

Yolande Robertson-Greene from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Clover Watts from Jamaica were the MCs for the event and the duo managed to keep the crowd well entertained. Program Manager for ACSONI, Joseph Ricketts of Jamaica shared how proud he was with the turn out and response of the crowd in a statement saying, “ACSONI has been hosting Caribbean Diversity Week for about a decade and was delighted to incorporate the Caribbean Social as a part of this summer calendar. This has been a rewarding experience working alongside partners Destination CQ Bid and Belfast Summer of Music.”

Among the performances was a lively choreographed dance by Nattassa Latcham of Antigua & Barbuda to the popular tune “Hello” by Kes along with the rhythm and dance of the islands with the AC-Arts dancers. Daniel August, a young singer of Jamaican background performed some dance hall tracks for the receptive crowd.