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Tropicalfete, Inc.  Award  of Excellence this  year will be presented to Haitian American Painter Watson Mere that did the iconic painting “My Brothers Keeper” of Martin Luther King Jr. and Donald Trump that took the internet by storm. His Art work has been featured on MSNBC, PRI Media, and Washington Post to name a few. The award will be presented to Mr. Watson on December 16th at Brooklyn Music School Playhouse Theater during Tropicalfete Final production for the year the Finale. Our event is a show where the audience become partRead More
“Tropicalfete – The Finale Concert: A Free Musical Gift to the Community” is Tropicalfete’s final concert each year. It will feature all our cultural art forms: our Steel Pan Ensemble, choir, stilt performers and masqueraders. In addition, there will be performances from live bands and various artists with music ranging from pop to soul to classical to zouk, chutney to reggae and calypso to highlight the Caribbean flavor. We will also be honoring someone in the community with the Tropicalfete Award of Excellence for his/her contribution towards the arts. ThisRead More

Posted On October 19, 2018By altonIn Uncategorized

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On Saturday July 14th Rockaway Parkway and Church Avenue was renamed HORACE L MORANCIE WAY. A number of elected officials were present to celebrate the life of a giant in the community. – Congress Woman Yvette Clarke, City Councilwoman Inez Barron, State Assembly Member Charles Barron, State Assembly Member Nick Perry. Horace L. Morancie (1929-2015) was the co-founder and former Chair of the Urban Resource Institute (URINYC). He was also selected by former Mayor John Lindsay to lead the Central Brooklyn Model Cities program. Today, URINYC provides domestic violence, addictionRead More
Tropicalfete Mas Costumes theme “The Carnival Jungle – Sweet for Days” Designers: Kelly “Shilo” Smith, Tammie Paige, Daria Primus, Cheri Drayton, Orchid Eccles Gonsalves, Marcus Luke, Big A, Arlene “Ms. Trini CumberbatchRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc. will host its annual Caribbean Cultural Showcase on Sunday, June 24 in Brooklyn to unveil its 2018 costumes under the theme: The Carnival Jungle – Sweet Fuh Days. This event will further highlight the West Indian culture with masquerade, stilt dancing, steel pan, theater, spoken word, live music, singing, visual arts and more. The multi-faceted theme ‘The Carnival Jungle – Sweet Fuh Days” represents the jungle as an arena of color and beauty, where as Sweet Fuh Days by Patrice Roberts is the song that Tropicalfete’s Steel BandRead More
Steel Pan Recital – Music Theory in ActiRead More
Tropical events: May and June 2018Read More
The daughter of a Trinbagonian calypsonian, prominent musician and music teacher, Ashley Murray has been exposed to music from an early age. She began playing the guitar and recorder at the age of 6. Then, at age 11, she joined the Signal Hill Secondary School Steel Orchestra in Tobago, under the leadership of Mr. Frank Stanislaus. Ashley unreservedly spent hours practicing the steel pan and teaching and encouraging others to do the same. Academically, she holds a distinction in both Level I and II of the Republic Bank’s Pan MinorsRead More
Tropicalfete’s Stilting Unit Performing at a WeddingRead More