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BFS in CONCERT 2022

ProduceR : ANDREW CLARKE

MUSICAL DIRECTOR: JOEL EDWARDS

  • Lamad Academy Charter School Auditorium - June 4

  • Jamaica Performing Arts Center - June 5

  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School  - June 11

Caribbean vocal ensemble, the Braata Folk Singers has expanded their repertoire in another live production since the pandemic began. The New York-based group, primarily focused on showcasing and preserving Caribbean folk music, now performs inspirational and reggae songs. The Braata Folk Singers, under the creative direction of Jamaican born actor, singer, and producer Andrew Clarke, and the musical direction of Joel Edwards, will once again present “Rebirth.” The title of the show is a metaphor for the world emerging from the pandemic. This year, the ensemble is armed with brand new songs with a specific focus of celebrating the 60th independence of Jamaica & Trinidad and Tobago. The show is designed to celebrate some of the most remarkable aspects of each of these nations - looking back while also looking forward. 

PHOTOS

BFS IN CONCERT 2021

 

MEET THE ARTISTS

 

THE SINGERS

Sopranos
Colette Ambo
Lea Anderson
Nicole Davis
Nathifa Lewis
MIchele Robotham-Smith
Christine Thomas
Crystal Wright


Altos
Jamila Gordon
Vinette Matthews

Necia Clarke-McGregor
Tony-Ann Nelson

Tenors
Andrew Clarke
Rootsman ( Brian Fender - Shirley) 
Sebastian Harris


Bass
Camara Foster
Adam Boggs Mcdonald

Guest vocalists

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Lea Anderson

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Sebastian Harris

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Adam Boggs Mcdonald

THE CREATIVES

Script Writer
Karl O'Brian Williams

Creative Director
Andrew Clarke

Musical Director
Joel Edwards

Mixing Engineer
Taje Crumbe

Costume/Graphic Designer
JohnEli Dacosta

Prop & Costume Mistress
Nicola Johnson

Stage Manager
Mollie Frankel

Lighting Design
Monee Stamp

Keyboards
Joel Edwards

Bass Guitar
Newel Singh

Lead Guitar
Colwyn Mitchell

Drums
Allan Wellington

HEALTH & SAFETY

The safety of our patrons, staff and artists is our number one priority. As such, all audience members over the age of five will be required to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination and wear masks while inside the theater building. Exceptions are only made for patrons eating and/or drinking in designated areas within one hour prior to showtime or for special events.

 

Our Sponsors

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NYC Councilmember Darlene Mealy

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and Council Member Darlene Mealy.

DATES & TICKETS

June 4th, 2022

LAMADA ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

June 5th, 2022

JAMAICA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

June 11th, 2022

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL