Local Acts for Caribbean Celebration Series in New York


Reggae artistes Freddie McGregor and Hopeton Lewis as well as the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), are the Jamaica acts slated to perform in the 2003/04 season of the Caribbean Celebration Series, which opened on October 12 at the Brooklyn Centre for the Performing Arts in New York.
In an interview with JIS News, Rhea Smith, Brooklyn Centre’s Marketing Manager, said the facility was pleased to have been able to book the Jamaican acts for the annual event.
“We are extremely excited and expect that, like in previous years, this season will be an overwhelming success. Brooklyn Centre is dedicated to providing and promoting traditional Caribbean art forms,” she stated.
She informed that Hopeton Lewis was expected to perform on December 13, Freddie McGregor on January 24 and the NDTC will take the stage on April 17 & 18.Other Caribbean artistes slated to perform are Mighty Sparrow, Singing Sandra and Black Stalin from Trinidad and Tobago and Arturo Tappin from Barbados.
This year marks the 9th anniversary of the Caribbean Celebration Series and is sponsored in part by Air Jamaica, Emigrant Savings Bank, JP Morgan Chase, National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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