Braata Folk Singers taking Jamaica’s cultural message all over the world

The Caribbean Current presents its first annual Caribbean Voices & Pan Show, featuring spectacular musical performances from Steve Higgins, Braata Folk Singers, PANLARA Youth Steel Orchestra, and Spoken Word by Jillian Moore. Caribbean Voices & Pan Show 2018 will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018, from 7 pm – 10 pm at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Pkwy, Greenbelt, MD.

Caribbean Voices & Pan Show 2018 embraces the world-renowned Braata Folk Singers. This group has established itself among Jamaicans and the wider Caribbean Diaspora for its unique and dynamic presentation of the region’s folk music, combining new choral arrangements with intricate dramatic choreography, design elements, and costumes, to produce a Caribbean cultural “choral theater” at its best. Among its repertoire is a wide range of folk forms, including Mento, Dinki-Mini, Ring Games, and Nine Night.

Braata Folk Singers taking Jamaica's cultural message all over the world

Jamaican born Andrew Clarke, actor/singer/producer, founded the Braata Folk Singers in 2009 and was recently featured in the Jamaica Gleaner as Ones To Watch In The Diaspora For 2018.

The Braata Folk Singers, in their relatively short history, have racked up an impressive array of national and international achievements. Early 2012 was when the Braata Folk Singers truly made their indelible mark, taking its cultural message to Canada then later that year to Cincinnati, Ohio where they participated in the World Choir Games, an international choral competition featuring choirs from all over the world. Braata, one of the smallest choirs in attendance, secured two silver medals and a bronze. What an achievement for their first ever competitive outing against choirs much larger and with more experience!  This was certainly a wonderful gift to Jamaica on her 50th Independence celebration. The Braata Folk Singers ensemble was the only Jamaican choir in attendance, proudly carrying their Jamaican flag and spreading some Caribbean warmth.

Popular Jamaican personality Michael Campbell and author Joelle Wright are your hosts for the event.  Enjoy Braata Folk Singers LIVE! @ Caribbean Voices & Pan Premier Show. Get tickets at www.caribbeanloyaltyrewards.com or call 888.200.7207.

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