Caribbean Cultural News Category

We are pleased to announce that Tropicalfete, Inc. was selected to be recognized at this year’s CONEDISON’S YANKEES KIDS RECOGNITION CELEBRATION, where Tropicalfete, Inc. will be celebrated for its ongoing and outstanding achievements in the community. The event is scheduled for June 10, 2022, at the Yankee Stadium Party where Tropicalfete will also be putting on an amazing and spectacular performance. Tropicalfete Inc.’s mission is to develop the community in the areas of arts and social services with a focus on educating the community on Caribbean culture. Tropicalfete uses cultureRead More
Featured Authors Elizabeth ‘Lady’ Montano – King of Soca – host Patricia Meschino Dr. Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter – Who Gabby Think He Is? host Keran Deterville Hon. Cynthia A Pratt – From the Pit to the Palace: The Autobiography of Cynthia Mother Pratt host Melissa Noel Jessie Chandler Jr – West Indian Sin  host Keishel Williams Shermaine Bique – Charles – Jasmine host Skylar Bembry Sandhyia Gosine – A Walk Through Life host Janeen Pottinger Colin A Lees – Poem – Dominica Subline  host Shan Oliver  Ayanna Lloyd Banwo –Read More
In celebration of Calypso History month, on Friday, October 29, 2021, Tropicalfete will be showcasing an event entitled ” CALYPSO MUSIC – ALIVE AND WELL.” The event will be streamed live via Facebook, YouTube and Instagram commencing at 9.30 p.m. The artistes scheduled to perform the sweet and unique sound of the calypso art form are Designer, Fimber, Tribal Legacy Band, Bronwyn Taylor, Mr Lonesome, Cheryl V, Ras Vally, Trini Shuga, Tropicalfete’s Voices, Tropicalfete’s Steel Pan Ensemble, Tropicalfete’s Stilting Unit and Tropicalfete Body of Vibration Dance & Theater Group. GracingRead More
“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
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 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
Thank you for supporting Our Fundraising Curry Q last Saturday. Thanks to the parents that contributed food, labor and purchase food and drinks. Thank you is also due to everyone that shared the information on social media, took pictures of their food and drinks and tags us and friends. It was nice to see new faces, old faces and current faces: 🙂 Your contribution was greatly appreciated. Thanks to you the Curry Q was sold out!!! We would like to apologize if you were not able to get food. ForRead More