Posted by: ghostdawg2 | September 7, 2009

West Indian American Day Carnival Parade Monday In Brooklyn by / September 4 2009


On Monday, for the 42nd year, Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn will become a de facto Caribbean island

thanks to the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade, the cap to a weekend-long festival celebrating Caribbean music and culture. The parade, which runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., begins at Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue and runs to the Flatbush Avenue Extension — though spillover, in time and location, is all but assured.

It’s a boon for night life, too, with a rash of performances featuring nearly every major star in dancehall, roots reggae and soca.

On Friday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer among others will perform at On da Reggae Tip, the annual showcase presented by the radio station Hot 97 (which is also sponsoring an after-party that night at B. B. King’s Blues Club & Grill, as well as a Sunday-night party there with an almost entirely different lineup, including the crossover superstar Sean Paul).

Beenie and Bounty will also perform on Saturday at Roseland Ballroom, on the first day of a Best of Both Worlds series;

on Sunday it features Machel Montano, one of the kings of Trinidadian soca.

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  1. I go to this parade every year. Its beautiful!

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