Saturday, March 3rd – Caribbean (Jamaican) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – The Door
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Elijah Rocq
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Rockers”

Delightful Music: Elijah Dixon — aka Elijah Rocq — was born in Brooklyn, New York, the 6th of 9 children. Because of his mother’s love of music, and to keep her clan in check, she gave them instruments, and turned her clan into a band. Elijah would listen to his mother sing while they played, and decided at an early age that he too wanted to sing. He says he can hardly remember a time when there was no music playing in the house. He grew up listening to the likes of Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, the Chilites, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse, just to name a few. At the age of 10, his family moved to Jamaica, where he continued his upbringing in a small district in the hills of St. Ann. At times he would run bare foot, catching fish, and fetching water, loving and appreciating the natural habitat of the land — here there was always melodic sounds, from the water, to the wind, and the chirping birds. In this, Elijah would always hear a song, which brought sweet melodies to his ears. Elijah continues to hear those melodies to this day!

Delightful Cinema: “Rockers” – Making it in the music business in Kingston, Jamaica, is hard, and nobody knows it better than regularly unemployed drummer Horsemouth (Leroy Wallace). Although talented, he earns precious little for his music and is obliged to try hustling vinyl records on the side. It’s a lousy gig, but Horsemouth takes his lumps amiably, until some brash members of the local Mafia steal his motorbike. Determined to get it back, he and his friends concoct a daring scheme. Directed by Ted Bafaloukos, 1978, 1 Hour 40 Minutes, Jamaica, English

Delightful Festival events have a capacity of ninety-nine participants. Reservations for Delightful Festival events are not required, but recommended. Among other things, reservations help us order the right amount of food. Click here to make a reservation!

Saturday, March 10th – Caribbean (Trinidadian) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – Singh’s Roti Shop
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Tribal Legacy
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Bazodee”

Delightful Music: Tribal Legacy – Tribal Legacy exhibits a distinct party music sound that starts heads bobbin’, fingers snappin’, and feet dancin’. Fusing reggae and soca with funk, hip hop and rock rhythms has given the band their own identity. Their performances are delivered with such energy that it leaves their audiences begging for more. During the summer of 2000, Tribal Legacy performed at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn festival and were well received. They are regular performers at the One World annual music festival in NYC, the White Dog Café’s annual “Rum ‘n’ Reggae” street festival in Philly as well as the Lunchtime Music Series sponsored by the Grand Central Partnership. They have also performed at the MetLife building in Manhattan to ring in the New Year as part of the First Night celebrations, and Madison Square Garden during the World Championships of the Pro-Beach Volleyball Tour. Other performances include the very first Socarama held in North America, various clubs in New York, New Jersey, Long Island, Philadelphia and Maryland and the accompanying of many top Caribbean artists.

Delightful Cinema: “Rockers” – Making it in the music business in Kingston, Jamaica, is hard, and nobody knows it better than regularly unemployed drummer Horsemouth (Leroy Wallace). Although talented, he earns precious little for his music and is obliged to try hustling vinyl records on the side. It’s a lousy gig, but Horsemouth takes his lumps amiably, until some brash members of the local Mafia steal his motorbike. Determined to get it back, he and his friends concoct a daring scheme. Directed by Ted Bafaloukos, 1978, 1 Hour 40 Minutes, Jamaica, English

Delightful Festival events have a capacity of ninety-nine participants. Reservations for Delightful Festival events are not required, but recommended. Among other things, reservations help us order the right amount of food. Click here to make a reservation!