Danielle Brown: My Music, My Culture: The Caribbean Diaspora in Brooklyn


Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.


The Caribbean and Latin Vibes Project is the musical embodiment of the goals espoused by My People Tell Stories—namely people of color telling their own stories in their own way. The project focuses on music from the African diaspora and, in particular, seeks to make connections between the music of Afro-descended people throughout the Americas. For more information, including how to book the CLV Project for an event, email Danielle Brown atbrown@mypeopletellstories.com.

In our first project, My Music, My Culture: The Caribbean Diaspora in Brooklyn, Brown takes audiences on a journey through the music of the Caribbean diaspora in Brooklyn, with a focus on the music of Trinidad and Tobago. A musical adaptation of and ode to her recently published ethnographic memoir, East of Flatbush, North of Love, Brown teaches the audience about the history and culture of Trinidad and Tobago the same way that she was taught—through song. Accompanied by a 4-piece band, Brown interweaves the music of the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, and the larger Caribbean region to tell an immigrant story—made more poignant by the times in which we are living—and reveal how the legacy of colonialism and imperialism continues to impact people of color today.

Event Details:

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm
Medgar Evers College, EOJ Auditorium
1638 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Admission: $20.00

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the online store on our website. Please feel free to circulate the event flyer.

For more information contact: brown@mypeopletellstories.com.

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