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  • botb February 27, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago

    It’s Carnival time all around the world, with lavish annual celebrations in New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro and Port of Spain, Trinidad and elsewhere, culminating this year on Feb. 28. The Beat covered the music of the 1993 Carnival 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 »

  • blog August 31, 2015

    West Indian Carnival Coming to New York!

    New York’s West Indian Carnival celebration gets underway this week. Like many places around the world (Brazil, New Orleans, Haiti and Trinidad have some particularly memorable traditions of their own) New York’s Carnival is an annual opportunity to transgress the … Read more »

  • blog August 27, 2013

    West Indian American Day Carnival Is This Week!

    Since the dawn of ‘civilization’ with all its annoying rules, humans have been designating certain times of year to transgress social norms, wear masks and costumes, cross-dress, parade through the streets, dance to oblivion and drink in excess. There’s so … Read more »

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