Press Release:- Tropicalfete, Inc. will host its annual Caribbean Cultural Showcase on Sunday, June 24 in Brooklyn to unveil its 2018 costumes under the theme: The Carnival Jungle – Sweet Fuh Days. This event will further highlight the West Indian culture with masquerade, stilt dancing, steel pan, theater, spoken word, live music, singing, visual arts and more.
The multi-faceted theme ‘The Carnival Jungle – Sweet Fuh Days” represents the jungle as an arena of color and beauty, where as Sweet Fuh Days by Patrice Roberts is the song that Tropicalfete’s Steel Band Ensemble will perform for Junior Panorama.
Tropicalfete prides itself in re-introducing traditions that have recently been absent from the Caribbean culture. This year, its street theater production will bring back some old carnival characters, incorporate steel pan, stilts (moko jumbie) and masquerade for the Labor Day Parade, which is held the first Monday of September in Brooklyn.
The Caribbean Cultural Showcase will be held on Sunday, June 24 at 3PM at Von King Park –Almira Kennedy Coursey Amphitheatre, 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216. This event is free and open to all members of the public.
Tropicalfete would like to thank the following organizations that made this program possible: New York City Council, New York State of Opportunity – Council on the Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Parks, Materials for the Arts and New York City Police Department.