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Posted On February 23, 2022 By In Events, music, News, TF Program Updates

Black History Month

Tropicalfete Inc. and the Brooklyn Public Library Flatbush Branch will be celebrating Black History Month during the month of February 2022 as we reconnect and honor the essential contributions made by our black heroes.  As a cultural institution, we aim to ensure that our students along with the communities are aware of the different arts, music and inventions brought by our black champions. We are thrilled to announce that Tropicalfete will be hosting a Black History Month two-part series event at The Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush branch located on 22Read More
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tropicalfete-finale-a-cultural-gift-for-the-holidays-tickets-466317085957 Discover the joy of Caribbean culture with one of the best theater groups in New York City. Tropicalfete. Tropicalfete Finale is a cultural gift to the community for the holidays. Featuring Steelpan, Stilts, African Drums, Dancing, Singing, Acting, Masqueraders, Limbo (reggae, soca, kompa, parang, zouk) The Finale Concert: Featuring Tropicalfete’s Steel Pan Ensemble Mr. Roland on Trumpet and Mr. Buddy on Violin Tropicalfete’s Stilting Unit Tropicalfete’s Voices Tropicalfete’s Mas Tropicalfete’s Dance & Theater Prospect Park African Drum Circle Songstress: Gayrleen Orange with a theatrical performance Ace pianist Ricardo GreenawayRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc. has received a Regrowth and Capacity grant of $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts. This grant will support the organizationā€™s program, as they continue their ongoing recovery from pandemic challenges. The responsive funding of NYSCA is providing nearly 1000 organizations with over $13 million in recovery support in FY23, as part of their historic FY93 $90 million in grant making and $150 million in multi-year capital support. ā€œThis unprecedented funding continues our investment into the vital role that the arts contribute to the healthRead More
Alton Aimable, the president and founder of Tropicalfete, Inc. was awarded a Proclamation from Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Jr. at his Inaugural Caribbean Heritage Celebration. The celebration took place on Tuesday 13, September 2022 at Queens Museum. Alton Aimable is the Founder and President of Tropicalfete Inc. Aimable obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at The City University of New York, York College. In his first semester, Aimable was put on the Deanā€™s list for excellent academic performance, and took classes outside of the curriculum such as musicRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc. hosted a spectacular event called TF Pop-Up Caribbean Carnival in Times Square. This magnificent event took place on Sunday, August 28th, 2022. The famous Vibesman Redman Crew and Tanisha Burke were the event’s hosts. The performing arts included steelpan, stilt dancers (Moko Jumbies), masquerade dancers, dance, theater, and music. Before the festivities got under way, Miss New York USA Heather Nunez and celebrity host Todd Wharton popped into Tropicalfeteā€™s Caribbean Carnival in Time Square. She spoke about domestic violence as part of her platform and the upcoming pageantRead More
Tropicalfeteā€™s Pop-Up Caribbean Carnival in Times Square, New York NY Sunday, 28th August 2022 at 1 PM. Bring your costumes and jam with the Tropicalfete Cultural family. Hosted by Vibesman Redman crew. Special guest to be announced. #pan #mas #olemas #onelove #soca #socamusic #music #caribvean #onecaribbean #carnival #prettymas everyone is invited.      Read More
TROPICALFETEā€™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 Ā  On September Sunday June 26th, 1PM Tropicalfete, a New York City based, internationally recognized Caribbean cultural organization, will celebrate carnivalā€™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
We are pleased to announce that Tropicalfete, Inc. was selected to be recognized at this year’s CONEDISONā€™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 ā€˜Mighty Gabbyā€™ Carter – Who Gabby Think He Is? host Keran Deterville Hon. Cynthia A Pratt – From the Pit to the Palace: The Autobiography of Cynthia Mother PrattĀ host Melissa Noel Jessie Chandler Jr – West Indian Sin Ā 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 Ā host Shan OliverĀ  Ayanna Lloyd Banwo –Read More
June is observed as Caribbean Heritage Month in the United States, a period that highlights the versatile talents and accomplishments of Caribbean people living in the U.S., the Caribbean and throughout the world. Tropicalfeteā€™s annual Authors Connecting Program, held each June, highlights the work of Caribbean authors while underscoring the importance of literacy and indigenous cultural identities in expanding education and life perspectives.Ā The Authors Connecting Program is designed for all ages and consists of interviews and workshop sessions with authors reading from their works.Ā The 2022 edition of the program willRead More
Tropicalfete will be presenting a free workshop titled ā€˜Taxation Workshop for Artistsā€™, hosted by Ms. Lawron Ballard, Certified Public Accountant. The purpose of the workshop is to provide valuable information on the tax code to benefit all artists. The goal of the Taxation Workshop for Artists is to equip artists with knowledge, that they can apply the practical application in real life. Tuesday March 15th 7:00 PM Stream Live on the Tropicalfete Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, LinkedIn Some of the subjects to be covered are:– Allocation of Expenses– Capitalization ofRead 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

Posted On November 27, 2021 By In life, music, Music News, TF Program Updates

Tree Lighting Ceremony!

The return of  Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District and Old Stone House of Brooklyn Museum annual tree lighting! Come celebrate each other and our amazing community. Free to all, mask wearing recommend. Entertainment begins at 4:30 pm on the corner of 5th Ave and 4th Street with Tropicalfete (stilt dancers and steelpan band), a giant bubble display by Bubble Dad, Dr. Alex singing some tunes, and Park Slope Parents art activities. Enjoy wrapped treats and say hello to Santa!Tree lighting at 6 pm.  4th St & 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215  https://g.co/kgs/MZYkqYRead 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, Tropicalfeteā€™s Voices, Tropicalfeteā€™s Steel Pan Ensemble, Tropicalfeteā€™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 Libraryā€™s COVID-19 consultant, Tropicalfete has spentRead More
TROPICALFETEā€™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 oneā€™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 | Letā€™s Talk Intellectual Property Facilitators: Alton Aimable & Charles ā€œCke1ā€ 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
Tropicalfeteā€™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
Borough President, Tropicalfeteā€™s Teaching & Performing Artists Ms. Caitlyn,  Ms. Ashley,  Mr. Charles, Ms. Daria, and Mr. Ricardo represents the CULTURE and the ARTS.  It is still a difficult time for all of us but we continue to strive and find ways to forge a head.    It is inspiring to have 5 persons among the 82 people honored today. We love your talent, passion and dedication.  We salute all of you!Read More
Tropicalfete will be putting on a production for international Creole Day on Sunday October 25 6 PM. Jounen KwĆ©yĆ²l (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 Tropicalfeteā€™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
We need to get the word out that Ā our community needs to complete the census now! One of the best ways to communicate a message is through song. We are thankful Ā recording Artist Cheryl V Ā 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. Ā ThisRead More
Tropicalfete is promoting Creativity and Safety during the pandemic with a Creative Face Mask Contest PRIZES $150 1stĀ  Place $100 2nd Place $75 3rd Place Additional $100 Cash Prize for faceĀ  mask with the most online votes PRIZES SPONSORED BY South Jersey Caribbean Festival RULES Submission Deadline Sept 5th – Collaborations welcome –Ā  More than one entry allowed – Contest open to Ā 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