Braata Folk Singers is completing its 2nd annual concert season “Wheel An’ Come Again” set to take place on October 22nd 2011 at the Brooklyn Music School. Showtime on Saturday at 8 pm. Tickets for the event are $25.
After two years of notable performances throughout the tri-state, Braata Folk Singer’s season is continuing to further demonstrate the versatility and dynamism of the group’s repertoire as it showcases the best that the Caribbean community has to offer in the Diaspora.
According to Musical Director, Garnet Mowatt, this season will definitely highlight the musical prowess of the group. “The musical range of the artists has improved over the past two years and the selections, though musically challenging, have been mastered by the ensemble. Patrons can therefore expect to be thoroughly entertained,” noted Mowatt.
With a mission to preserve and promote Jamaican and Caribbean folk culture, the concert season will comprise a new slate of songs including some classic arrangements. The repertoire will comprise favorites, including market songs which run the gamut from selling of produce, disagreements, mischief, to songs about general happenings, and some past favorites from the Jamaican pantomimes, all arranged by Andrew Clarke. There will also be a special suite dedicated to “folk love songs” giving much credence to the notion that the lyrical content of folk songs can effectively focus on love. Then the grand finale will be a baptismal suite sure to rouse up the church folk in each of us.
Founder & Artistic Director, Andrew Clarke, who also doubles as a performer with the ensemble, believes that this season will help to solidify the mission and objective of Braata Folk Singers to enhance awareness of the Jamaican and Caribbean folk culture and bring a little flavor of the Caribbean to North America. In addition to the wonderful harmonies, the stage will come alive with colorful costumes and exhilarating choreographed movements by Jermaine Rowe and Chris Walker, which will be sure to please the entire family.