[CONCERT/FILM/DANCE/ART/BOOK CLUB] Target First Saturday at the @BrooklynMuseum: Caribbean Rhythms
Saturday, August 4 | 5-11pm
Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY
Haitian Music Showcase
Electronic artist Val Jeanty and saxophonist Buyu Ambroise perform their avant-garde take on traditional Haitian music, and Zing Experience fuses Haitian roots with a mix of voodoo rock, reggae, and hip-hop. Presented in partnership with the Haiti Cultural Exchange.
Dance and Music Showcase
Makeda Thomas presents FreshWater, a personal investigation of cultural identity inspired by her return home to Trinidad and Tobago. Directly following, NICODA presents a vignette from their upcoming show How We Are Connected, inspired by National Geographic’s The Genographic Project. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
Museum Guides and staff present lively ten-minute discussions of beloved objects throughout the Museum’s collections.
Create a lively carnival headdress with brightly colored feathers, sequins, and glitter. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
Film Screening: “Reina de mi misma, Queen of Myself: Las Krudas d ’Cuba”
This documentary explores the impact of queer, feminist, all-female hip-hop group Las Krudas on the Afro-centric underground hip-hop scenes in La Habana and the United States. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy leads a workshop on Afro-Caribbean dance with live drum accompaniment.
Trinidadian author Elizabeth Nunez discusses her novel Boundaries, about a Caribbean immigrant woman struggling to succeed in America while maintaining her connection to the country she left behind.
Brooklyn-based dance agency League of Unreal Dancing hosts freestyle dance battles and a performance featuring the Afro-Caribbean–inspired dance form “bruk up.”
Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.
Time Out New York, print media sponsor.
WNYC Radio, broadcast media sponsor.