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“Tropicalfete regrettably announces the postponement of their end of summer Carnival Festival, scheduled for September 11th at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch Plaza. Based upon the rising number of COVID-19 cases in New York City and the highly infectious delta and mu variants, the decision to postpone the event was recommended by Colden Corporation, an occupational health, safety and environmental firm owned and managed by practicing Certified Industrial Hygienists, Certified Safety Professionals, and doctoral trained senior scientists. Colden Corporation is the Brooklyn Public Library’s COVID-19 consultant, Tropicalfete has spentRead More
TROPICALFETE’S CARNIVAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES CARIBBEAN CULTURE, CALYPSO, SOCA, STEEL PAN, MASQUERADE AND COMMEMORATES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 IN A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT LEARNING LITERACY ZONE As summer comes to a close in New York City, Caribbean music, food and culture are highlighted at carnival celebrations held throughout the five boroughs but concentrated in Brooklyn, home to the largest population of Caribbean immigrants outside of the West Indies island chain. For more than 50 years Brooklyn has been the epicenter of the Labor Day weekend CaribbeanRead More
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
Tropicalfete’s Steel Pan Yoga virtual class for all levels from beginners to experts. Our Steel Pan yoga workshop will relieve aches, pains and stiffness and give you a boost of energy with some of the technics we will introduce you to.   This is a relaxing stress reliever project for all ages. If you have flexibility goals, this is a great workshop to do on a regular basis to improve hip and hamstring mobility as well as deeper backbends and shoulder flexibility. Great full body stretch and meditation with some sweetRead 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
Line up of Dominica's 20th World Creole Music Festival Announced2
  Roseau Dominica – The stage is set for a star studded line up of the 20th world Creole Music Festival in Dominica from October 27 – 29, 2017.  The three nights of pulsating rhythms line up was revealed at the Fort Young Hotel on July 13, 2017.  The contribution of past and present event directors was acknowledged as the World Creole Music Festival has become a landmark event which showcases the island’s rich creole heritage.   The official line up for the 2017 World Creole Music Festival is: FridayRead More
Welcome to JamRock Reggae Cruise 2016, announces plans and partial lineup for 3rd Annual Expedition The 5-Night, Jamaica-Bound, Musical Voyage Will Embark November 14, 2016 on Royal Caribbean Featuring Performances by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Toots & The Maytals, Steel Pulse, Sean Paul, Tarrus Riley, Bounty Killer, Mavado, Mr. Vegas, Junior Reid, Collie Buddz, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Romain Virgo, J Boog and Kabaka Pyramid ” an incredibly special experience…a rare opportunity for fans outside of Jamaica to catch their favorite artists.”- MTV News “stellar performances, livelyRead More
Groovy soca music may continue to cluster local airwaves ahead of Carnival 2016 but one artiste isn’t turning his back on the Power element that is synonymous with Carnival. The entertainer who catapulted to fame in 2014 when he told DJs to ‘Play More Local’ is now saying, “play more power,” this as he takes up the fight to recreate a carnival that once was. Mr. Famous- the Toco native who is the cousin to famed soca singer, Patrice Roberts, says two of his contributions for the season will triggerRead More
Trinidadian hit house MillBeatz Entertainment adds another jewel to its fan favorite Orchestra Riddim with “Soca Virus” by Destra Garcia, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on January 8, 2016, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. The riddim was originally released in late 2015 and now adds this brand new tune for 2016 Trinidad Carnival season, much to the delight of soca fans everywhere. Producer David “MillBeatz” Millien teams the “Queen of Bacchanal” for this infectious track, which was penned by Garcia and Anthony “Breezy 868” Joseph. TheRead More