TF Program Updates Category

Tropicalfete will be putting on a production for international Creole Day on Sunday October 25 6 PM. Jounen Kwéyòl (Creole Day) celebrating French Caribbean Creole culture Event will feature a live band Alegba and Friends, Urban Dance Opportunities, and Ricardo Greenaway and More the event will be Hosted by Tropiclafete’s Kerandetervillve and Gayrleen Orange @tropicalfete @alegbaandfriends @kerandeterville72 @gayrleen @ricardogpanist @urban_dance_opportunities https://www.facebook.com/events/716330859295354/Read More
New York City Council Hearing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations James G. Van Bramer, Chair Members: Joseph C. Borelli, Laurie A. Cumbo, Mark Gjonaj and Francisco P. Moya Hearing Black Lives Matter, Anti-racism, Structural Racism and the Arts Hearing Details                     Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m Tropicalfete’s statement: This time in history is critical for the voices of black cultural institutions and artists to be heard.  One way to root out systematic racism from society is to use art and culture as a catalyst forRead 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

Posted On August 14, 2020By Janeen PottingerIn Music News, News, TF Program Updates

Complete The Census

We need to get the word out that  our community needs to complete the census now! One of the best ways to communicate a message is through song. We are thankful  recording Artist Cheryl V  and Joan Myers have answered the call with the soca track “Get Counted” and the reggae track “All about us” Kompa, Hip Hop & Bachata tracks to follow. Please go to https://my2020census.gov/, or call 800-932-8282, or complete the form that was mail to you. Regardless of immigration status we all need to be counted.  ThisRead More
Tropicalfete is promoting Creativity and Safety during the pandemic with a Creative Face Mask Contest PRIZES $150 1st  Place $100 2nd Place $75 3rd Place Additional $100 Cash Prize for face  mask with the most online votes PRIZES SPONSORED BY South Jersey Caribbean Festival RULES Submission Deadline Sept 5th – Collaborations welcome –  More than one entry allowed – Contest open to  students of PS135, PS9, IS392, Tropicalfete programs. Email or text Entry: Your Name and Partners Name Name of your design Picture of your design Which program or schoolRead More

Posted On July 31, 2020By Janeen PottingerIn TF Program Updates

Tropicalfete Virtual Rhythm Section

Since quarantine has started The TropicalFete family has been trying to to stay connected, and make it feel like we have never stopped any of our activities. Even though we are at home taking safety precautions, you can still have fun playing the pan, and learning about stilts. Now we have the Riddim section on google classroom. This is good for anyone who wants to learn how to make some nice music with other instruments. Now that we are learning how to use pots and pans to make music, letsRead More
Tropicalfete celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month in June 2020 with its annual cultural reading program. The community is invited to join us as we explore the world through the eyes of various Caribbean authors. We challenge the community to read more with a “Read a Book a Day Challenge.” Visit https://tropicalfete.com/readjune2020/ for a list of 60 books by Caribbean authors covering a wide variety of books such as children books, adult books, fiction and non-fiction. Barnes and Noble has been our loyal and trustworthy partners since 2012 for our fascinatingRead More
Creative individuals stuck at home to help reduce the spread of the Covid-19 Virus has given birth to a number of online challenges. Some challenges are centered on humor, culture, creativity, boosting morale and advocating that everyone contributes to reduce the curve of infection. Tropicalfete put out a call to join the challenges align with our mission. There were individuals that took the initiative to join the challenges before the call was made. Check out a few of the responses from friends and members of the organization.Read More

Posted On April 3, 2020By Ashley MurrayIn TF Program Updates

Pan in Google Classroom

At the end of 2019, we were certain that the structure of our pan class needed a drastic change. In our younger and smaller stages, email and paper sufficed but not anymore. We knew that if we wanted to continue our growth, we needed to use technology to supplement our two hour-once a week classes. Google Classroom has been a topic of discussion a few times. And finally, for 2020, we decided on implementing it for our classes for the start of the spring term. Then Boom! Then came COVID-19!Read More

Posted On March 24, 2020By altonIn TF Program Updates

Online Cultural Program

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be an extremely dynamic event, Tropicalfete, Inc is actively monitoring the situation to minimize the impact on staff, students, parents and our partners. With this crisis we will continue to be there for our community. We have transition to remote classes for all our programs hence keeping minds engaged. We urge you to register with us. Some of the services we will be offering on the google classes are: Steel Pan, stilts, Voices, Piano, Limbo. All our teaching artists are available and can beRead More