TODAY! Steelpan Day in Brooklyn and Final Screenings of Heritage Film Series

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As Caribbean American Heritage Month draws to a close, the Brooklyn Museum and caribBEING presents the last screenings of the Heritage Film Series this afternoon. [See previous posts New York Closes Caribbean-American Heritage Month at the Brooklyn Museum with PAN! And Brooklyn Borough President Kicks Off Caribbean Heritage Month.] The final screenings will also mark the end of the month-long Closer Encounters: The Caribpolitan Experience Series. TODAY, join the celebration as Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will also declare June 28 as Steel Pan Day in Brooklyn.

Events will takes place at the Brooklyn Museum Auditorium today, June 28, at 2:00pm. Screenings will be followed by talkbacks and live musical performance by Casym.

Screenings Include:

Doubles with Slight Pepper (Director Ian Harnarine, 2011, 16 min.) Doubles with Slight Pepper tells the story of Dhani, a young street-food vendor, as he reunites with his estranged father on Christmas.

PAN! Our Music Odyssey (Director Jérôme Guiot, 2014, 80 min.) PAN! explores the history of steelpan music, from the banning of slave drum dances to the first Panorama in 1963, including the competition today. This screening is the film’s New York premiere.

RSVP/Contact: Shelley Worrell at (347) 268 -1613 or shelley@caribbeing.com

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