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Michael King
Washington, DC
Michael King is a Voice Over Talent, Steel Pannist, Clinical Counselor, and Family Man..
Interests: SteelDrum Music, Helping students become scholars, marketing, Music, Blogging. Voice over narrations and commercials.
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April 16th marks Emancipation Day in Washington DC On April 16, 1862, then President Abraham Lincoln signed the compensated emanicipation act which set free 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia nine months before President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Emancipation day is a holiday in Washington DC therefore, schools, government offices and post office are closed. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Free family activities in the heart of the DMV. This is always an hot topic for parents. Sometimes it seems like you have to be a high roller or "insider" to find activities to do with the kids. We are all about sharing valuable info to help our readers plan and play in Washington. So whether you have a hyper toddlers or bored teens, this list of resources and events are a starting point to finding fun activities (and help a parent stay sane). Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Cherry Blossom Festival Music event featuring Caiso SteelBand. Washington, DC is know for partisan politics, time consuming traffic jams, mambo sauce, national monuments and smithsonian musuems. But did you know that each spring 1.5 million people flock to the national mall in downtown DC to view the cherry blossom trees along the north bank of the tidal basin in West Potomac park. National Cherry Blossom festival kicks off spring in DC and Caiso Steelband are honored to be apart of the festival. Yes ma, I finally made it in the Cherry Blossom festival. Caiso has been apart of wedding celebrations, corporate and community events but this is the first time we will perform at an official cherry blossom festival event. We are looking forward to a good jam. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Spring is in the air and the anticipation is building! It’s referred to by many as the City in Bloom. Just days from now on March 20 the annual celebration will take place in our nation’s Capital. The Washington DC National Cherry Blossom Festival will officially begin as more than 1.5 million visitors make their way to see the beauty of thousands of fluffy pink blooms. This is an annual celebration marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate event, a birthday party or just any excuse for a party, an enjoyable and fun theme is the place to start. There is no such thing as a cliché when it comes to a beach themed party. And what better place to transport your guests than the Caribbean? With its cheery vibe, foot tapping music and fresh cuisine, there’s no better way to make sure your party is a hit. If you are into event planning, we’ve dug up a few essential details to help you plan a party. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
The Winter Olympic Games have officially started in and many people are highly anticipating them for a variety of different reasons. This is the first time that Sochi, Russia has hosted the Winter Olympic Games. They are being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee. This year, the games will include sporting events such as alpine skiing, biathlon, bob-sleighing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic combined, short track, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding, and speed skating. Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 8, 2014 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Dr. Martin Luther King unleashed the power of love with his words. Fueled by faith, a heavyweight champ of heroes, a symbol of nonviolent push back agitating a system that robbed people of equality and justice. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
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Jan 15, 2014
The music industry felt a major shift this past week when in the dead of night without any pomp and circumstance the singing sensation Beyoncé released her latest album. Unlike the long and drawn out PR stunts and music leaks of other music artists, Beyoncé let the product speak for itself. There was no hype just substance to be judged on its own merit after the first notes were heard. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
It is hard to imagine that such an iconic figure has gone but that is due to the fact that the man himself had such a deep and profound presence on this earth. His strong belief in unifying brought respect from the world and his legacy will continue for generations to come. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
The hopeful and expected result is that the U.S. audience will tune in to see the production at a high level. Networks will then take notice and begin to fill their programming with other viewing opportunities to expose children to the arts. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Thanksgiving 2013 will prove to be much different for many than other in the past. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Remember those that are in need this season and donate to your local food bank, choose to be an angel to a senior and child by picking up a name from a local Angel Tree, share your change with the bell ringers, and send a Christmas Card to military personnel overseas. Most of all remember to throw open your arms, throw back your head, and sing loudly your favorite rendition of an old favorite Christmas song from your youth and let your heart be filled with joy and get prepared for the Holidays – their coming earlier this year! Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Music is for many a tool used to help them get through a hard workout. A new study has shown that the benefit may be more than just helping one get through an event that is less than motivating. Music, it has been determined, can not only help pass the time easier but it can help you have a more intense, beneficial, and more effective workout. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
As the years pass we continue to strive to be the professional band that can offer the very best to our clients, whether it is for a small private event, a large wedding reception, a corporate event, or a community celebration. We do more than offer live music - we set the ambiance to enhance your plans for a truly special event. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Raise a glass of wine and celebrate DC Wine Week the week of October 12 through the 19th. The annual event is according to their official site, “A week-long celebration dedicated to enjoying wine, wine education and an opportunity to support the area’s growing number of local wineries, wine shops, wine bars, restaurants and merchants. Expect hosted themed events throughout the week, paired menus and special offers from participating bars and restaurants.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Make it a safe and fun Halloween and start planning now for a great event whether you go door to door, greet the Trick or Treaters, or host your own party. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
This year marked the 150 year anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was only months following the signing that the first African-American unit of Northern Union Soldiers organized and fought in the Civil War. The 54th Massachusetts Regiment fought in South Carolina at Fort Wagner. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
If a song becomes a hit and brings in revenue it can either be a blessing or a curse depending on how smart the song writer or writers were when the song was created. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
The event promises to be epic, as last year drew more visitors to the book festival than ever before. Consider it the place to be on the weekend of September 21 & 22. All the action can be found on the National Mall between 9th and 14th streets. Hours of the festival are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission and all book lovers are invited! Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
The National Mall in Washington, D.C. was filled with tens of thousands of people gathering to mark the 50th Anniversary of the famous and pivotal 1963 March on Washington by Martin Luther King, Jr. and another rally is due to occur on Wednesday. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Music, which is what some of the noise produced today is called but few would agree it qualifies as such, should be revered as a treasure and by supporting the arts, discovering and supporting new original and talented artists, and employing live bands for events one can do their part of keeping music in the front of future generations. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Those that live here in and around the fine city of D.C. often take the cultural and historical opportunities for granted. In that same way the small and interesting stories in our city can be lost in the midst of all the stories deemed more front page worthy. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
Brides have a conflict as soon as they set the date for their wedding day. The date is the one day they want to look their best but the stress leading up to it can completely rob them of that opportunity. To look your best, feel your best and enjoy each and every moment of your special day it is important to take care of yourself. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band
In our last post we offered tips on where to get your wedding inspiration to make your wedding a true reflection of you and your fiancé. In this post we hope to help you bring together all of your ideas and be ready for the big day long before it is here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at CAISO Steel Drum Band