2004 New York Brooklyn
Labor Day Carnival

 
 
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37th annual West Indian Carnival & Parade.
5 DAYS of Carnival kick-offs on Thursday September 2 and culminates on Monday with the Parade on the Eastern parkway September 6.

Brooklyn Carnival 2004 in review
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Download The first  ladies night, featuring Denise Belfon, Anita Bostic, Patrice Roberts, Sanell Dempster, Faye Ann Lyons & Lima backed by Traffic Band with scores of stunning masquerade costumes in competition, Indian Tassa Drummers & Dancers, Ole Mas competition, Folk Dancers and Golden Harps Steelband with MC’s Wassy & Jemma Jordan
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a special talent concert for the young people will be held in the morning period

Brass Festival 2004,
with TnT's #1 soca ambassador,
Machel Montano & XTatic Band
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T-VICE
--the Number One Creole Band Blue Ventures with Sanell Dempster, Invasion Band with Iwer George & Traffik.

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The Children’s Carnival takes place on Saturday 4 September. Here, children, ages 1 to 16, will parade through the streets of Brooklyn to the judging point at the Brooklyn Museum grounds
Steelband Panorama competition on Saturday night, which will see 12 of the best Steelbands in the tri-state area vying for the BWIA Challenge Trophy and cash prizes.
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dozens of magnificent King and Queen costumes will parade before a panel of judges, alongside performances from the
Something Positive Dance Troupe, as well as some  great Calypsonians from the Caribbean, including Baron, Stalin, Lord Nelson, Scrunter, Sugar Aloes and Singing Sandra. They will be backed by the Sunshine Band, pannist Dane Gulston, Golden Harps Steelband, the Rhythm Masters Iron Section and much more
J’Ouvert(joo-vay) in French meaning daybreak, began inDownload Trinidad in 1937. Today J’Ouvert is also celebrated in New York as a predawn festival on Carnival day. In keeping with tradition, steel drums are the only forms of music that will be played. Revelers in J’Ouvert wear costumes also, but unlike Carnival day, J’Ouvert costumes are inexpensive and are often creations that mock political issues, celebrities, and prominent events.
The predawn celebration begins at 2am at Grand Army Plaza by the Library, travels through Flatbush to Empire Blvd, and ends on Nostrand Avenue and Linden Blvd.
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The parade begins at 11am and ends at 6pm.
Popular singer Wyclef Jean will join six other grand marshals on September 6, to kick-off the official
Download parade of floats down Eastern Parkway. They include Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Congressman Charles Rangel, Senator Charles Schumer, Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Medgar Evers College and Dennis Walcott, NYC Deputy Mayor.

Seventy floats and thousands of colorful masqueraders are expected to follow.
Hundreds of dedicated volunteers & sponsors make Brooklyn Carnival happen as a celebration and gift to the community. Get ready to enjoy yourself.
 
All concerts take place at the Grounds of Brooklyn Museum of Art, 200 Eastern Parkway at the Washington Avenue Entrance. Doors open at 7PM and all nightly shows begin at 8PM. Daytime events are FREE to all children, with a suggested donation of $2 for adults.

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DownloadCalypso Music in Postwar America
at Brooklyn College Library
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The musical form, with its improvised lyrics, social commentary and complex rhythms, made a strong impact in Brooklyn, particularly in the 1950s, when the borough witnessed an explosion of West Indian immigration, according to the curators.

Curated by Ray Funk and Stephen Stuempfle, the display of more than 100 archival materials includes rare photographs, sheet music, songbooks, album covers and movie posters never before exhibited together, including a
The musical form, with its improvised lyrics, social commentary and complex rhythms, made a strong impact in Brooklyn, particularly in the 1950s, when the borough witnessed an explosion of West Indian immigration, according to the curators.

"Calypso Music in Postwar America," which is free and open to the public, is on display at the library's Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza through Sept. 26.
There is also a conference scheduled. For more information contact:
Institute for Studies in American Music
Telephone: (718) 951-5655
Email: [email protected] brooklyn.cuny.edu
Web site: http://depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/isam 

 

 

 

Poster for "Bop Girl Goes Calypso"  where Bobby Troup plays a psychologist who predicts that calypso will supersede rock 'n' roll in popularity.

 

LONG ISLAND CARNIVAL
1st Sunday after Brooklyn Parade

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Brooklyn Carnival 2004 in review