THE CARIBBEAN AND LATIN VIBES (CLV) PROJECT PRESENTS—MY MUSIC MY CULTURE: THE CARIBBEAN DIASPORA IN BROOKLYN

The Caribbean and Latin Vibes Project was started by Danielle Brown in 2016 and 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.

In the 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 sort of ode to her recently published book 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. Join Brown as she 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. 

My Music, My Culture: The Caribbean Diaspora in Brooklyn is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

For more information, including how to book the CLV Project for an event, email Danielle Brown at brown@mypeopletellstories.com.