TF Program Updates Category

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
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