Tropicalfete Cultural news feed

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
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
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, 2020 By In 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
Tropicalfete will be taking the Seniors at Prospect Hills Senior Citizen Center St Augustine’s Senior Center on cultural voyage thanks to Council Member Farah N. Louis 45th District and Council Member Brad Lander 39th District.  programs promote social interactions among senior citizens. They offer a delightful array of interactive activities, creating an excellent social framework. We foster longevity with safe recreational environments for senior citizens while enhancing their emotional, mental, physical, and economic standards. We focus on six aspects of wellness which include: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, physical and occupationalRead More
Tropicalfete is excited to be back in PS135 and IS392 to do cultural programming thanks City Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel 41st District. Cultural programming is becoming increasingly popular in economic development strategies. Neighborhoods and local cultural organizations are banding together to transform their cultural attributes into celebrations that attract people into the area. Cultural programming has been shown to help energize communities by increasing economic investment and strengthening social ties among residents.  Cultural programming can take many forms, including festivals, monthly arts, and music events, open studio sessions, celebrations ofRead More
Let us help you nurture your talent and acquire skills from the best facilities that we have and our experienced instructors. At the end of the course, we ensure that you are able to play music with a simple guide to the piano chords. Come learn Piano the easy way!Read More
Tropicafete will make this year’s celebration liven up with a strong sense of style and wild costumes and loud colors. We always ensure to take the attendees to a world they’ve never experienced before and also get a chance to grab some creative wild styles. The designers: Arlene Cumberbatch, Ashley Murray, Daria Primus, Genevieve Farrell, Jessica Phoenix, Kiah Henderson, South NJ, Tammie Page, TF-Mas, TF Moko Jumbie.Read More
TROPICALFETE STILTING UNIT – THE FINALE CONCERTRead More
Tropicalfete’s Body of Vibration Dance and Theater – Ziggy Marley Look Who is DancingRead More
G.B.T.V. CultureShare ARCHIVES 2018: TROPICALFETE VOICES (HD)Read More

Posted On January 29, 2020 By In Technology

G.B.T.V. CultureShare

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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
Daley is set to perform next at multiple events in the Caribbean including St Kitts, Trinidad as well as the Cayman Islands.Read More
In addition to One A Day Sound, King Addies and Royalty Sound, the line-up features Turbulence Sound and Twin Star Sound.Read More
Martin states. "I have a newly born son and new music at the same time and that is a very special thing." Read More
With one foot firmly planted in the core Caribbean market and the other always exploring new sounds and styles, count on Busy to deliver another epic musical journey. -Some words by Jesse Serwer of Large UpRead More
Later this year she releases a new album, which looks set to explore this important artist’s memoirs, featuring hidden gems from her abundant repertoire, plus some extremely personal interpretations of songs belonging to Caribbean and African musical heritage and a number of collaborations with artists who have been influenced by the career of the woman they affectionately call “Mama Rose.”Read More
Protoje will hit the road beginning next month touring the United States and Europe, with stops at the California Roots Music Festival, Summer Jam Festival and a string of dates with Rebelution.Read More
Following the release of his single “Life”, VP Records is proud to announce that Christopher Martin’s album And Then will be released this Friday, May 3rd.Read More
GRAMMY-winning, certified diamond-selling music icon Shaggy kicks into high gear in anticipation of his new studio album Wah Gwaan?! - out next Friday, May 10 via The Cherrytree Music Company, Brooklyn Knights Entertainment and 300 Entertainment. Read More