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From the Islands to Eastern Parkway: A Transnational History of Carnival

  • Skylight Room (9th Floor), The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Ray Allen of Brooklyn College talks about his new book, Jump Up!, the first lengthy study of calypso and steelband music in the African diaspora, the first documented history of Brooklyn's soca music industry, and the first thorough account of the borough's Carnival J'ouvert celebration. Q&A follows with Harvey R. Neptune, author of Caliban and the Yankees: Trinidad and the United States Occupation.

Presented with the CUNY Graduate Center's Advanced Research Collaborative and The Institute for the African Diaspora in the Americas & Caribbean.