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My Music, My Culture: The Caribbean Diaspora in Brooklyn

Danielle Brown

May 2017

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Dec 1, 2017
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November 7, 2017
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My Music, My Culture: The Caribbean Diaspora in Brooklyn 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, artist-scholar Danielle Brown, Ph.D. 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. 

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 online store on our website,

My Music, My Culture: The Caribbean Diaspora in Brooklyn is presented in partnership with CaribBEING and is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and Medgar Evers College. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Office of Student Life to serve the needs of the homeless. For info and to reserve a ticket: For more information contact Miles McAfee or 718-804-8815.


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