The Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday, on Saturday Aug 1, promises to be a real treat for the Caribbean culture lover. One look at the evening’s activities will reveal why. Let’s take a look at what they have planned.
Source: Target First Saturdays
BombaYo performs traditional Afro Puerto Rican bombadrumming, which combines West African, Taino, and Spanish percussion. Presented in partnership with CaribBEING.
Experimental media program, Black Radical Imagination presents short films made by women of color who have connections to the Caribbean.
The Braata Folk Singers present Caribbean folk music representing the diverse cultures of the West Indies.
Selena Blake presents clips from her film Taboo Yardies (2011), which examines homophobia and the struggle for LGBTQ rights in Jamaica.
Poet, Arielle John performs and hosts a presentation of carnival costumes and musical traditions from various Caribbean islands. Curated by CaribBEING.
Explore carving, printing, and layering techniques in printmaking to create an island landscape.
#CaFAFave, Papa Machete (Jonathan David Kane, 2014, 10 min.) tells the story of one of the few remaining masters of machete fencing, a martial art which emerged from the Haitian Revolution. A Q&A with the director follows. Presented in partnership with CaribBEING.
Cuban jazz pianist, Elio Villafranca, blends sounds from the island nations of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba.
Ackee & Saltfish (Cecile Emeke, webseries) follows best friends Rachel and Olivia as they tackle everything from gentrification to the difficulties of getting Lauryn Hill tickets. A talkback with the director follows. Presented in partnership with CaribBEING.
Naomi Jackson, raised in Brooklyn by West Indian parents, discusses her new novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press, June 2015), a story about community, betrayal, and love centered on a matriarchal family in Barbados.
Klash City Sound System and Supa Frendz perform a mash up of reggae, punk, and hip-hop, expanding notions of Caribbean music.
Come on out and enjoy the culture!!