TF Program Updates Category

“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
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
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 is hosting a Free Workshop to introduce the Steel Pan instrument to people in our community – You get to watch our Steel Pan Ensemble at practice – There is an opportunity to join our Steel Pan Ensemble – You will be taught basic technics on playing – You will learn a Musical Scale and Song – You will watch a short documentary on the instrument Complete Music Studio 227 St Marks Ave Brooklyn, New York 11238 (between Vanderbilt & Underhill) RSVP: text-email-call ~ 646-504-FETE – info@tropicalfete.com Transportation: Subway:Read More
Tropicalfete  will again sponsor an :What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You for aspiring Caribbean songwriters, producers and artists interested in learning “the business of the business.” The seminar will be led by 40-year industry veteran Roger Meltzer, founding CEO and Director of A&R of the Hartford, CT-based indie Capsicum Records LLC and producer and host of The Capsicum Show, an internationally syndicated weekly reggae radio program  which returns to the air in January.   The seminar will be held 2:30 p.m., Saturday afternoon, November 18, 2017 at The Complete Music Studio, 227 St Marks Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Admission is free. It isRead More
Tropicalfete is once again inviting you to a great day of cultural vibe, arts and entertainment for this year’s Caribbean Cultural Showcase on June 25, 2017 (Sunday) from 2PM to 4PM. This is to be held at Von King Park – Almira Kennedy Coursey Amphitheatre, 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216 (Marcy Ave., Tompkins Ave.) The audience will be taken on a cultural journey that includes dance, theater, masquerade, steel pan music, spoken word, live band and stilting.   Thanks to the generous support of New York City Council MemberRead More
Tropicalfete is excited to announce we will be working with PS135 Sheldon A. Brookner School and IS 392 to provide cultural programming thanks to the support of City Council Member Darlene Mealy.Read More
Students from Tropicalfete’s Steel Pan Ensemble getting their awards at Tropicalfete’s Coundown a Free Musical Gift to the Community held at Brooklyn Music School Play HouseRead More