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June is observed as Caribbean Heritage Month and Tropicalfete Inc. continues celebrations with the Authors Connecting Program. The event will include a list of activities,  such as reading sessions, interviews and interactive workshops. The program will be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube, twitch, Periscope, Linked, Instagram and Tropicalfete.com.  Authors Connecting is a program designed to emphasize the importance of literacy and how culture can influence education, as well as one’s view of world events.  The program is targeted at people of all ages and consists of workshop sessions with authorsRead More
Tropicalfete Presents an important workshop for you. How Do Music Creators Get Paid? Presenter: Akilah Phillip – Intellectual Property Professional | Let’s Talk Intellectual Property Facilitators: Alton Aimable & Charles “Cke1” Watts | Tropicalfete, Inc. May 22, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Registration Required https://tinyurl.com/5dhthnry After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with informationHave you seen your royalty check lately?What are the different types of royalties?Do you know who controls your music?ThanksNew York City Department of Cultural AffairsCouncil Member Alicka Ampry-SamuelCouncil Member Farah N. LouisCouncil Member/Read More
Carnival past present and future meets was the tagline for Tropicalfete’s End of Summer Carnival Festival virtual event. The organization lived up to its goals By highlighting different traditions of carnival, explored new ground with an aerialist, and most important included the youth in the overall production (broadcasting, video, sound, performance and design). The host Melissa Noel and Karen Deterville aka Fimber provided some excellent commentary on the performances and had an interactive discussion with the audience on the history of carnival. The event got on the way with theRead More
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
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
After an absence of many years Rapso-Fusion band Chantwell returns in concert with Ragga ‘bad boys’ 3Suns this Friday 9th December 2016 at the Big Black Box theatre on Murray St. Woodbrook from 8pm– 2am. Titled ‘Rebel Music’ the concert is twinned with the launch of Generation LION Jouvay’s 2017 band called ‘Root and Branch Jouvay featuring Rebel Soldiers.’ Accompanied by multi-media projections the party begins with DJ Shawn spinning vinyl ‘Old-School’ music from 8pm. The live bands play between 10pm- 12am, and then DJs Shane & Mika take theRead More
As part of the 2016 St. Lucia National Arts Festival, several Vieux Fort entities, along with the Cultural Development Corporation (CDF), will be hosting a Street Theatre, Arts and Cultural Exposé at 3:30PM Saturday 23 April on Clarke Street. The event, which will include street drama, fashion show, dance, masquerade, steel-pan, artists at work, a community art collage and poetry, is in keeping with an ongoing Vieux Fort initiative of always making sure the town hosts an activity to match each national calendar event, with the hope of enriching theRead More
We are pleased to announce that The Vieux Fort Nobel Laureate Literary Night was a great success; over a hundred persons attended. Some persons had to turn away because all seats had been taken. On the night, the art of Jonathan Gladding, Lesley Lubin, and Janice Samuel were on display; so were the books of Modeste Downes, Jolien Harmsen, Clive Sankardyal, and Derek Walcott. The poets who read included Shan Lucien, Augustus Cadette, Moses Jn. Baptiste, Julius Ersthee, Vigna Antoine, and Marcia Dolor. There were performances by the Augier CombinedRead More
The Renegades are performing the beautifully melodic song, “Music Inside Meh Head”, with the multitalented, Nadia Batson. Nadia expressed how honored and excited she is to be involved in this particular project, not only because she has always wanted to perform a song that is composed specifically for pan but she also sees the steel pan as being deeply rooted in our tradition and culture. “Hearing that melody on steel is an almost indescribable experience for me. The arrangement is such a beautiful expression of our art” says Nadia. BPTTRead More