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      J'Ouvert Steelpan Yard Tours in Brooklyn

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      August 28, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM

      200 Eastern Parkway
      Brooklyn, New York 11238

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      J'Ouvert Steelpan Yard Tours

      Join us for a behind-the-scenes bus tour of Brooklyn's steelpan yards and mas camps as they prepare for the annual J'Ouvert celebration! About this Event ***This tour is now at capacity. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, email*** Brooklyn Arts Council's Folk Arts program, in collaboration with J'Ouvert City International and City Lore, presents a behind-the-scenes bus tour of Brooklyn's steelpan yards and masquerade camps as they prepare for the annual J'Ouvert celebration. Wednesday, August 28th  |  7-10 pm Come on board the City Lore Poem Mobile with Mustafa Nasir, Najami Lezama, and J'Ouvert City International's President Yvette Rennie as your cultural guides! This exclusive tour takes you through the industrial yards and abandoned spaces of Crown Heights and East New York, visiting two mas (masquerade) camps and two steelpan yards. Snacks will be provided. If you are interested in becoming a tour guide for 2020, please fill out this form HERE or email Witness the art forms and technique of the pan yards, including: • Steelband orchestra rehearsals • Tuning and toning of steel pan drum makers and technicians • Steelband musical arrangement by composers and arrangers • Wirebending and design craft of J'Ouvert mas camps PICKUP LOCATION: In front of the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Space is very limited. All ticket proceeds go towards supporting artists and cultural activists working to keep these traditions thriving in Brooklyn. TOUR STOPS:  Port of Spain Yard (Steelband, Masband): 245 East 34 Street (Between Church and Snyder) with “No Sleeping” (Ole Mas) and “Antoine and Associate” (Pretty “Parkway” Mas).  Kia’s Kreations (Masband): 57 East 32nd Street (Bet. Church and Snyder)  Pan Liberty (Steelband): 335 East 31st (Bet. Clarendon and Avenue D)  D’Original Limers (Masband): 574 East 37th (Bet. Clarendon and Avenue D)  Hearts of Steel (Steelband): 389 East 49th Street (Bet. Church Ave. and Linden Boulevard)   D’Radoes (Steelband): 90 Alabama Avenue (Bet. Atlantic & Liberty) BRINGING J'OUVERT TO THE FOREFRONT This initiative aims to create sustainable tourism, apprenticeship, and career opportunities around Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert celebration and parade, by providing job skills training to artists to seek employment as tour guides, teaching artists, and skilled tradespeople. We would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations for their contribution to all J’Ouvert related efforts: Sherley Davilmar & La Troupe Zetwal, Blue Mango LLC (Maxine Hamilton-Alexander, Ms. Vardia L. Duterville), Something Positive Inc., Brooklyn College, United States Steelband Association, J’Ouvert City International, Janice Lawrence founder of CAFE - Caribbean American Fashion Exchange, Keith Getter, Ray Allen, Oil Downers, Roy Pierre & Associates, Randolph Babb, Oscar Wiliams, Najaa Codrington, Lawrence Leverock, Anthony Joseph and Kutters Rhythm Band, Steve Massive Rhythm Band, Dale Byam, Michael Demás, Kendall Williams, Khuent Rose, City Lore, Emmanuel “Jack” Riley, Garvin Blake, Roland Guy, and Mustafa Nasir.  Logo design by Mustafa Nasir. Logo art honors the memory of Kwame Rennie, a key force in Brooklyn's J'Ouvert community. Photo by Maria Fernanda Hubeaut

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