Apr 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Brooklyn

Ticket Giveaway: “I’m Santana” in NYC

Words by Jesse Serwer—

As we revealed here last week, I’m Santana, the feature film based on the Trinidadian puppet whose viral videos have swept the Caribbean, is coming to NYC from April 17-22, for CariBBeing‘s Flatbush Film Fest. LargeUp is the official media sponsor for the screenings, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to see Santana on Friday night, 4/20, at Pulse 48 in Brooklyn. To win, follow these instructions:

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Trini Puppets Take Manhattan: “I’m Santana” Set for US Debut

Words by LargeUp—

We’ve been huge fans and supporters of Roger Alexis’ “Santana” shorts so as soon as we found out the badbwoy Trini puppet and viral video sensation was getting his own full-on feature film, we knew we wanted to be involved in some way. We’re excited to announce that Flatbush Film Festival organizers CariBBeing will be bringing I’m Santana to New York for its U.S. debut this month. LargeUp is the official media sponsor for the screenings, which will be held at the Rerun Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn, on April 17 (9 p.m.) and 18 (6 and 7:45 p.m.); Pulse 48 (formerly CPAC) in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, on April 19 (6:30 p.m.) and 20 (7 and 8:45 p.m.); and the Maysles Cinema in Harlem, on Sunday April 22 (3:30 and 5 p.m.). Get your tickets here and stay tuned for more details here on LargeUp, and on CariBBeing’s Facebook. In the meantime, keep yourself occupied with the trailer and our interview with creator Roger Alexis!

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Cross Blends: Kuduro in the Caribbean

Words by Jesse Serwer, via Ghetto Bassquake

From Vamanos’ Ghetto Bassquake blog comes an interesting report on the growing popularity of Angolan kuduro music in the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora. The writer, Rainstick, describes a surprise run-in with “Danca Do Sal” fom Angola’s Helder, a landmark record for kuduro—a hybrid of African and Caribbean rhythms (specifically soca), techno and house music which developed in Angola in the ’90s and has since become a major part of the soundscape in Africa’s former Portuguese colonies—on Haitian pirate radio in Brooklyn, only to learn that the sound has taken root not just in Haiti but in St. Lucia, too.

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Ital Tune: Tarrus Riley’s Veggie Castle Dubplate

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Brian Derballa—

If you’re a New Yorker who moves through places like Flatbush and Richmond Hill or a vegetarian who doesn’t mind trekking for their Ital fix, you’re probably familiar with Veggie Castle. Originally housed in a former White Castle on BK’s Church Avenue, the owners relocated the famed Ital spot a few years back to a less castle-ian location on Liberty Avenue in Queens.

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East of the River Hudson: Tiombe Lockhart x Augustus Pablo

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Tiombe Lockhart is smitten. With some lucky fellow, and the music of Augustus Pablo. Or maybe that dude is the departed Augustus himself. Alls we know is that Lockhart, of Brooklyn art-funk trio Cubic Zirconia, must be in love, because we’re not used to such direct emotional outpouring from the vocalist behind  “Fuck Work” and “Hoes Come Out At Night.”

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Ticket Giveaway: Anthony B in Brooklyn, Sunday, Feb. 12

Words by LargeUp Crew

One of reggae’s most electrifying performers, Anthony B, is currently  jumping and kicking his way through a US tour, and LargeUp has two tickets to give away for his upcoming New York City show, on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Pulse 48 (formerly C-Pac) in Brooklyn. To win, follow LargeUp (@largeupdotcom) on Twitter, and retweet the following: I wanna win 2 tickets to Anthony B in Brooklyn #AnthonyBinBK. RT to enter.

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