In celebration of Black History Month, caribBEING has collaborated once again with Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays series to present Guadeloupean hip-hop Artist Tysme and Brooklyn-based street-photographer, Ruddy Roye. The evening will explore artistic contributions and influences from the African-Caribbean Diasporas. The event will take place on February 1, 2014, from 5:00-10:00pm at the Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York.
WHO: caribBEING is a Brooklyn based boutique non-profit whose mission is to build community through the lens of Caribbean art, film and culture, with a special focus on programming and events that reflect the diversity and creativity of the Caribbean Diaspora in, and around, the New York metro area. caribBEING is the premiere platform for viewers to watch, discover and engage with classic and contemporary Caribbean culture.
Tysme, also known as Mano D’iShango, is a Creole Hip Hop rapper from Guadeloupe, French West Indies. As a teenager, Tysme was influenced by US Hip Hop, especially groups like A Tribe Called Quest or The Pharcyde, becoming a pioneer in the Kako Movement in his native island. The Kako Movement blends Hip Hop with Caribbean music and traditional Guadeloupean music. Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye is a Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-based Instagram activist who specializes in editorial and environmental portraits and photojournalism photography. Roye’s work has been featured in the NY Times, New Yorker and was recently named one of Complex Magazine’s 50 Greatest Street Photographers right now.
WHAT: caribBEING in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum, invites you to enjoy an evening filled with music, art, film, literature and fashion with influences from the African-Caribbean Diaspora. The evening’s lineup is led by a music mash-up of classical soul, R&B, hip-hop and reggae by artist Honey Larochelle, followed by Tysme’s play on hip-hop with a Creole twist. Attendees can also expect performances by Urban Dance Collective in honor of the group’s late African American founder Niles Ford, interactive photography workshop with Instagram activist Rudy Roye, film More than a Month by young African-American documentary filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghma who examines the legitimacy of Black History Month and much more!
WHY: Each month at the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors are encouraged to participate in an evening of free art and entertainment. With the theme of “Looking Back to Look Forward,” this month’s Target First Saturday, will honor Black History Month by exploring the diverse artistry of the African-Caribbean Diaspora through dance, music, film, fashion, and literature.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Local News Media; Caribbean Music, Film and Art enthusiasts; Caribbean/African Diaspora Media Outlets; Music + Art Bloggers