Saturday, April 1st – Caribbean (Jamaican) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – The Door
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Kendra Granville and Family
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess”

Delightful Music: Kendra Granville – Kendra Granville is an undeniable gifted singer, songwriter and musician. Her distinct voice, soulful vibe and raw original talent will immediately capture your attention. Kendra’s fierce lyrics reveal a rare intelligence and musicality. Her songs, based on real-life situations that both young and old can relate to are addictive — you’ll want to hear them again and again. Born in Brooklyn New York, this R&B/Hip Hop artist started singing at the tender age of three with her father, a local Reggae musician. Whether he was rehearsing for an up-and-coming show or just entertaining family and friends, Kendra’s father always kept his young daughter involved in music. To this day, Kendra’s father continues to be a major musical influence in her life, along with the other artists who have inspired her, including Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and Morgan Heritage.

Delightful Cinema: “Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess” – Nanny was a queen captured in her homeland and forcibly transported across the Atlantic Ocean in the belly of a slave ship. In the New World, she rose up to become the leader of a new nation—of free Africans. However, not many people outside of Jamaica know about the legendary warrior chieftainess of the Jamaican Maroons. She is the only female among Jamaica’s seven national heroes, and her likeness appears on the country’s $500 bill, yet little is known about her. This landmark documentary, conceived by award-winning Jamaican-born, New Jersey–based filmmaker Roy T. Anderson and history professor Harcourt T. Fuller, unearths and examines this mysterious figure, who led a band of former enslaved Africans in the rugged and remote interiors of Jamaica in their victory over the British army during the early to mid-18th century. Directed by Roy T. Anderson, 2015, 59 min, Jamaica/USA, Doc, English

http://www.nannythemovie.com

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, April 8th – Caribbean (Trinidadian) Delights

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – Anita’s Roti Shop
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Music – Broadbelt Guitar Duo
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Carmen & Geoffrey”

Delightful Music: Broadbelt Guitar Duo – An explosion of poetry in motion is how to describe Trinidadian born Sean and Girshwyn Broadbelt. With a diverse repertoire, Broadbelt takes the listener on a journey around the world. From jazz to blues, Latin Jazz to Afro Cuban, Baroque and Contemporary, there is something for everyone. Sean and Girshwyn have performed professionally from the age of seven and attended the Royal Conservatory of Music. Their approach to music brings rhythmic, dynamic and fluid exchange that has been compared to Django Reinhardt, Sonny Sharrock, and Blood Ulmer.

Delightful Cinema: “Carmen & Geoffrey” – This intimate documentary follows careers of two remarkable personalities: Carmen de Lavallade, a dynamic dancer and choreographer from California who moved to New York with Alvin Ailey and began a legacy of modern dance in America, and her husband Geoffrey Holder, a Trinidad-born choreographer, set and costume designer, painter and man about town with productions such as The Wiz. Features interviews and performance footage of friends and colleagues: dancers Judith Jamison, Gus Solomons, Jr., Dudley Williams, Ulysses Dove and Alvin Ailey.

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!