Braata Productions will be presenting their sixth annual “Ole Time Grand Market” Christmas-themed Caribbean show this December, with the addition of a second show for the first time ever.
The events, which will celebrate the rich Christmas traditions of the Caribbean, will take place on Saturday, December 8 at First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon (199 N Columbus Ave.) and Sunday, December 9 at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn (One University Plaza in Brooklyn, near Flatbush Avenue).
Last year’s Ole Time Grand Market event in Brooklyn was sold out, so the organizers decided to bring the show to two different locations on two consecutive days this year.
“Based on the overwhelming response to last year’s event, we’ve decided to add a second show this season,” said Braata Productions’ Executive Director Andrew Clarke. “We are looking forward to offering an extended weekend with an exciting event, this time at two locations showcasing the delightful Christmas traditions of the Caribbean islands.”
The Saturday market will open at 6:30 p.m., with a concert at 8 p.m featuring gospel sensation Jabez direct from Jamaica, the Braata Folk Singers, Jonkanoo Parade, and other special guests.
The Sunday market will open at 3:30 p.m., with a concert from the aforementioned performers at 5 p.m. For tickets and information to the Brooklyn show, go to www.kumbletheater.org or call the Kumble Box Office at (718) 488-1624 and for the Mt. Vernon offering call 917-668-2209 or visit www.braataproductions.
Both markets will feature fun activities and experiences for all ages, including a vibrant Christmas marketplace with variety of food and craft vendors, live music, dance and drama, cultural displays and contests, games and prizes.
Ole Time Grand Market is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The markets are inspired by a long-standing Jamaican tradition during the yuletide season.
For more information, go to www.braataproductions.org
or call (917) 668-2209.
About Braata Productions
Braata Productions, founded in 2009 by actor/singer Andrew Clarke, is a nonprofit Caribbean performing arts and education organization dedicated to showcasing Caribbean culture, history, lifestyle, traditions, and customs through folk music, arts, and theatre. “Braata” is a Jamaican colloquial term meaning “more.” In this spirit, Braata Productions gives its supporters and audiences something more at all times, entertaining and educating audiences of all ages about the rich historical and cultural traditions of the Caribbean region.
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