Saturday, January 25th – Caribbean (Jamaican) Delights
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – The Door
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Jammins f/ Andrew Clarke
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “The Harder They Come”
Delightful Music: Jammins f/ Andrew Clarke. Jammins was established in 2015 to bring an eclectic vibe to the New York Caribbean Entertainment Scene. This band offers a diverse and versatile approach to music with their ability to perform reggae, jazz, soul, pop and everything between. The band consists of five members. keyboardist (Joel), drummer (Troy), lead guitarist (Andrea), bass guitarist (Chams) and the lead singer (Andrew Clarke).
Delightful Cinema: “The Harder They Come” -“The Harder They Come” – Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.
Directed By: Perry Henzell
Written By: Perry Henzell and Trevor D. Rhone
Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, and Carl Bradshaw
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Saturday, February 8th – Caribbean (Haitian) Delights
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Delightful Cuisine – 229 Linden Restaurant
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Delightful Music – Paul Beaubrun & Zing Experience
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Delightful Cinema – “Citizens of Nowhere”
Delightful Music: Randy Recklez and the HQ Band – Randy Recklez Ramdin born and raised in New York City and comes from an culturally infused family out of Guyana. Being musically influenced and still advancing since the age of 2, his overall mission has always been to preserve the customs of yesteryear in todays world while allowing modernization to allow generations to be bridged. Over the years he’s traveled to many parts of the world and performed along many prominent entertainers. Behind him up this evening is the HQ Band, a prominent Caribbean live band experience, who always leaves the crowd wanting more and always full of vibes!
Delightful Cinema: “Citizens of Nowhere” – September 2013. The Court ruling is reached. Almost a quarter million Dominicans of Haitian descent have just become stateless because of the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal’s decision. Identified as scapegoats for all problems affecting the country, they have lost everything: their rights, their liberty, their identity. Presented as a tale and narrated by Haitian poet and playwright Jean-Claude Martineau, this film takes us to the very heart of the human drama lived by these migrants who have sacrificed everything to follow their deem of freedom.