The internationally renowned Cari-Folk Singers of Jamaica return to the New York Tri-state area this fall for the North American premiere of “ANCESTORIES”, a four concert series. The performances of “ANCESTORIES” are scheduled for Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut on October 18th at 5:30pm; Weaver High School, Hartford, Connecticut on October 19th at 8:00pm; Washington Irving High School, Manhattan, New York on October 20th at 8:00pm and Samuel Tilden High School, Brooklyn, New York on October 21st at 5:00pm.
The Cari-Folk Singers had its genesis at the famous Excelsior High School in 1973 and has been presented before audiences in Austria, Cuba, England, Germany, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Panama and USA. The group created history at the turn of the century when in 2000 appearing at the inaugural International Choir Olympics held in Linz, Austria, they took home 1 Gold and 2 Silver medals, repeating the feat in Bremen, Germany, in 2004 at the 3rd such undertaking of the event. In Jamaica in 2002, they were awarded with the prestigious Silver Musgrave Medal by the Institute of Jamaica for excellence in Music.
“ANCESTORIES” sees the Cari-Folk Singers, one of the most dynamic and acclaimed folk groups to come out of the Caribbean, sharing through movement and song, the stories of a people who have seen much, having endured even more, emerging from the inhumanity of the slave trade some 200 years ago when it was ended by the British in 1807 in their former colonies in the Caribbean. .These concerts are presented by Lignum Vitae Edutainment, Inc. in association with The West Indian Foundation Inc. of Hartford and the Hurricane Dean Disaster Relief Fund under the distinguished patronage of prominent Caribbean dignitaries who are aware of The Cari-Folk Singers and their excellence in performance of Caribbean folk music. Residents of the Tri-state area are encouraged to come out and see this legendary group at work. In a time when people are crying out for positive and uplifting images, the Cari-Folk Singers take us back to a time when all we had was the music, to say in song what we needed to sustain us through our struggles, they show us winning out with dignity and surviving to this day when others did not.
This year signals the 34th anniversary of the Cari-Folk Singers as cultural ambassadors, promoting, preserving and performing the vibrant folk traditions of Jamaica and the Caribbean. Lignum Vitae is proud to present the Cari-Folk Singers as a true testament to our mandate of harnessing folk culture and making communities aware of their inherent richness. Again culture is a teaching tool with which we can map an illustrious future by coming to grips with the past and learning from it.
Corporate sponsor of the performances is Grace Foods. The media sponsors include The Weekly Gleaner/Star, Caribbean Life, and Hard Beat Communications-CaribPR.com.
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