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  • blog September 30, 2016

    Sounds of Carnival 2016

    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: Steel Pan in Brooklyn

    During the last couple of weeks of August, producer Morgan Greenstreet and I spent many evenings in the panyards of Brooklyn. We watched as the steel bands perfected their complex arrangements for Panorama, the annual steel band competition held at the Brooklyn Museum … 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 »

  • interview September 28, 2016

    The Business of Pan: Tameeka Garcia Harris

    Tameeka Garcia Harris is a veteran steel pan player from the legendary pan neighborhood Laventille in Port O’ Spain, Trinidad. She has lived in New York for the past twenty years, playing pan and performing as a soca artist, under … Read more »

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