FROM THE ISLANDS TO EASTERN PARKWAY: A TRANSNATIONAL HISTORY OF CARNIVAL

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9100: Skylight Room

SERIES EVENTS:

OCT 24, 2019 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
BROOKLYN: THE ONCE AND FUTURE CITY

ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

Gotham Center for NYC History

Description

Ray Allen of Brooklyn College talks about his new book, Jump Up!, the first lengthy study of calypso and steelband music in the African diaspora, the first documented history of Brooklyn's soca music industry, and the first thorough account of the borough's Carnival J'ouvert celebration. Q&A follows with Harvey R. Neptune, author of Caliban and the Yankees: Trinidad and the United States Occupation.

Presented with the Graduate Center's Advanced Research Collaborative and The Institute for the African Diaspora in the Americas & Caribbean.