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Etienne Charles Carnival: The Sound of a People
February 8, 2019
During Carnival, the island of Trinidad becomes engulfed in a cacophony of sounds – from singing minstrels, to the clash of stick fights, and lively calypso music with its hallmark steel pan cadences. As a Trinidadian raised in a musical family, trumpeter Etienne Charles feels a deep connection to the Carnival traditions. At a young age he joined his father’s steel band, performing at Carnival fetes, and immersing himself in the folklore. Through Etienne’s Guggenheim Fellowship Award, he returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout the festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebrations to the stage. ... read more »
18th Annual Brazilian Carnaval: Neguinho Da Beija-Flor
February 23, 2018
Attractions also include KPFK radio host DJ Potira, with an eclectic set of Brazilian music, and BatukAxe presenting samba reggae and Olodum-style performance. ... read more »
NBA Referee Co-Sponsors a Family Golf Tournament
March 30, 2016
NBA referee Derek Richardson wants children to see positive examples Black men investing in predominantly African American neighborhoods. ... read more »
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