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TROPICALFETE’S CARNIVAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES CARIBBEAN CULTURE, CALYPSO, SOCA, STEEL PAN, MASQUERADE AND MORE!!! A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATING CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH   On September Sunday June 26th, 1PM Tropicalfete, a New York City based, internationally recognized Caribbean cultural organization, will celebrate carnival’s core elements, calypso/soca, the steel pan and masquerade, at its Carnival Festival, which will be held at the Brooklyn Public Library Plaza, at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway. Different elements of the carnival from different islands will be showcase. Through ourRead 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
After much dedication and hard work, Tropicalfete Inc. ended 2021 on a high musical note.  The event was held at the BMS Playhouse Theater and was well attended by an appreciative audience. This annual end of year concert which is Tropicalfete’s free musical gift to the community was very spectacular allowing the organization to take their final bow for 2021. The Trio – Vocalist – Kayla “Devine Lotus” John, Bassist – Collin Holder, Keyboardist – Henly Goddard who were the opening act delivered a harmonious performance with a soulful touch.  Pannist Ricardo GreenawayRead 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 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
Counting Down to Montreal Reggae Fest 2017!   Montreal, QC, Canada – With only one month left until the return of the annual Montreal International Reggae Festival, and under the banner of United Against Violence, a most impressive lineup is set to rock the Old Port featuring the best international and national artists and DJs.   Over three days, August 18-19-20, the sounds of Reggae, Dancehall, Soca and Gospel will infect patrons from Montreal and visitors from around the world!  On Friday August 18th, Sanchez and Inner Circle headline theRead More
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Posted On July 18, 2017By Emma CotejarIn Caribbean Cultural News, Reggae, soca

Soca Gold 2017 Debuts at Number 1

  Soca Gold 2017 Debuts at Number 1 on Billboard Reggae Chart   NEW YORK, NY– Soca Gold 2017 has made its debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart, landing at number one this week. For twenty years, the annual series has set the standard for carnival music, bringing a taste of the Caribbean Islands with a current sample of the best Caribbean carnival hits. “We are excited that the album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, especially for its 20th year” said Edwin Howell, A&R Director for VP Records. “TheRead More
Ricardo Drue has been traveling from city to city, non stop since carnival 2017
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. May 24th, 2017———— A weekend reminder that rest and relaxation does exist. Soca heartthrob, Ricardo Drue spent last weekend on the beautiful island of St. Lucia where he bore witness to the marriage of two of his very close friends. It was a good reality check for the ‘Stamp Yuh Name’ singer whose been jetting across the region and internationally for months. With several projects high on his priority list, Ricardo shows no sign of slowing down and he admits, quality time with family is mostRead More
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On its 20th year, the top selling Soca Gold compilation album by VP Records will be released at a time when soca is hotter than ever before. With an abundance of cultures embracing the Carnival season, along with soca influences being witnessed in many of today’s biggest contemporary pop hits, Soca Gold is destined to be the soundtrack to the summer. Pre-orders are available now and the album is available everywhere on June 23rd. The two-disc CD compilation includes 17 breakout hits including ‘No Name’ from Soca sensation Rupee featuringRead More