Caribbean Culture Week

From learning how to speak Jamaican Patois to karaoke with Caribbean flavor to Soca aerobics to their legendary CariCulture 2k11 concert, CSA is filling up your week with Caribbean flavor and fun.

The Caribbean Student Association (CSA) is proud to present Caribbean Culture Week beginning on April 25 on the NYC Campus!

First up on April 25, learn how to “speak Jamaican” at a Patois Class. In the eyes of many, Patois is believed to be a language that unites the Caribbean. Hear from Dr. Juliet Emanuel about the origin of this dialect and learn how to speak a few key phrases. There will be snacks and refreshments.

Get your singing voices ready for Karaoke Night on April 26. Caribbean music is vibrant, the rhythm makes you want to tap your feet, and the bass makes you come alive. But can you belt it out? CSA is encouraging both novice and advanced members of the Pace Community to participate in a night of interactive entertainment and socializing.

On April 27, listen to the sweet melodious music of the steel pan by Steel Xplosion from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of One Pace Plaza. Later in the day, work up a sweat as you dance to Caribbean music and enjoy a healthy snack and hear from nutritionists at Soca Aerobics.

All these events lead to the main attraction: CSA’s infamous CariCulture concert. CariCulture 2K11 will be held in the Gym on April 29. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the concert starts at 9:00 p.m.  Dancehall reggae star Mr. Vegas, who has performed with artists like Shaggy and Sean Paul, will be headlining. You’ll also hear from the “Queen of Soca,” Alison Hinds, who will be singing hits like “Togetherness,” “Roll it,” “Baddest Wine,” “Faluma,” and more! DJ Calli B will keep you entertained all night spinning hit after hit and your host will be The Federation’s very own Mr. Joka. Find out about ticket information and RSVP on Facebook.