The Braata Folk Singers present: A Likkle Braata … Goes a Long Way at Kumble Theater
Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
Long Island University,
The Braata Folk Singers bring their talents to the Kumble Theater stage with A Likkle Braata … Goes a Long Way on Sunday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m. This vibrant show contains elements of storytelling, dance, movement, proverbs, and songs that are unique to the islands that have formed part of its rich oral history and combined European and African folk culture.
“We have managed to keep the creative team together for the better part of our existence and there is now a feeling that we have all been nurturing this amazing child that is really starting to find his or her feet,” explained Andrew Clarke, founder and artistic/musical director for Braata Productions, Inc.
“We’ve been through the teething pains and we crawled for a while before we could walk,” Clarke continued. “But we are firmly on our feet now and striding ahead with purpose, using all we have learned to become better, wiser, and stronger. And that, more than anything, is what A Likkle Braata … Goes a Long Way is all about.”
The renowned Braata Folk Singers are celebrating five years of performances around the New York area, providing members of the Caribbean Diaspora with an invaluable connection to their native countries.
“A Likkle Braata is our love letter of thanks to our incredibly supportive audience, who has been there from day one and who has grown with and supported us through thick and thin,” said Clarke. “We want to share this pivotal five-year birthday celebration with them, even as we invite them to continue to stay with us for the next five, 10, 15 years to come.”
Braata Productions, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Clarke and is a nonprofit arts company based in New York City dedicated to giving Caribbean and Caribbean American artists a platform to showcase their work and talents. Braata also seeks to reach out to the wider non-Caribbean community, and act as a vehicle for artistic integration by promoting fellowship and increased cooperation amongst all who are engaged in the advancement of the arts as a tool for entertainment, education, and social change.
Tickets to this exclusive performance are $30 ($25 in advance), and $20 for students with ID and children. Tickets are available at kumbletheater.org or 718-488-1624.
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn is a dynamic, state-of-the art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. Located on Flatbush Avenue, between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street. One University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201. For more information, call 718-488-1624 or visit kumbletheater.org.
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