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CARIBBEAN INSIDER: Yule be jammin' Caribbean-style

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Pryce,Vinette K. (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
New York, NY
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Social life and customs, New York (City), Holidays, Caribbean, Music, Culture, Black culture, Musical performances, Traditions, Singing Sandra, Davis, Carlene
Eastern Caribbean nationals will feel at home, as their region's music seems to dominate the lineup. Brother Marvin, Singing Sandra and Crazy are all from T&T. Each offering a different style of delivery, they represent calypso's many flavors. To add to that element, ADLIB Steel Orchestra will add instrumentation to the islands' unique genre. Winners of last year's steel band and calypso competitions at the West Indian-American Day Carnival Association's Labor Day gala on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, the 30-member, 11-year-old group promises youth from 7 years old to deliver the beat. St. Paul's J.O.B. Young Adult Choir represents New York in drama, song and dance. Traditional island-style Christmas carols are promised by Charles Dougherty and Circle of Friends Caribbean ensemble.