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  • blog September 30, 2016

    Sounds of Carnival 2016 Playlist

    For anyone who spent this past Labor Day on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY, you’ll definitely recognize some of these tunes. During the West Indian Day Parade, the most popular Caribbean hits of the year thunder nonstop from massive tractor-trailer sound systems … Read more »

  • program September 29, 2016

    Carnival In Brooklyn

    Every September, millions of people celebrate Carnival in Brooklyn. From the pre-dawn J’ouvert bacchanal in the streets, to the intense Panorama steel pan competition, to the massive Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway, Central Brooklyn is transformed into a Caribbean … Read more »

  • blog September 29, 2016

    Photo Essay: Brooklyn’s Labor Day Carnival 2016

    Lemme tell you something/about Labor Day in Brooklyn / Everybody jumpin’/ Labor Day in Brooklyn/ Everyone was seen jumpin’ up like mad/ Just like the Carnival there in Trinidad….Nobody can watch me and honestly say/they don’t like to be in … Read more »

  • blog September 1, 2016

    Video Premiere: Lakou Mizik’s “Pran Ka Mwen”

    If you’re an Afropop regular, you’ve probably already heard some fresh sounds from the ebullient Haitian collective Lakou Mizik. A few months ago we were blown away by their fantastic live set at the Alliance Francaise and have had their recent … Read more »

  • blog September 1, 2016

    Dispatch From Haiti: A Fét Champét With Klass

    Take a look at the two schedules pictured above—both showing dates in the month of August—and you will see some similarities. The one on the left shows Port Salut on Aug. 5, just a day after the same listing on … Read more »

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