TODAY! Steelpan Day in Brooklyn and Final Screenings of Heritage Film Series

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As Caribbean American Heritage Month draws to a close, the Brooklyn Museum and caribBEING presents the last screenings of the Heritage Film Series this afternoon. [See previous posts New York Closes Caribbean-American Heritage Month at the Brooklyn Museum with PAN! And Brooklyn Borough President Kicks Off Caribbean Heritage Month.] The final screenings will also mark the end of the month-long Closer Encounters: The Caribpolitan Experience Series. TODAY, join the celebration as Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will also declare June 28 as Steel Pan Day in Brooklyn.

Events will takes place at the Brooklyn Museum Auditorium today, June 28, at 2:00pm. Screenings will be followed by talkbacks and live musical performance by Casym.

Screenings Include:

Doubles with Slight Pepper (Director Ian Harnarine, 2011, 16 min.) Doubles with Slight Pepper tells the story of Dhani, a young street-food vendor, as he reunites with his estranged father on Christmas.

PAN! Our Music Odyssey

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‘Basquiat and the Bayou’ and ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time’

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A review by Holly Bass for The New York Times.

In the American historical imagination, the North (even beyond our borders into Canada) symbolizes freedom, individual expression and progress, while the South conjures a mix of hospitality, religious fervor and persistent racial prejudice. It’s a cultural civil war that in some ways enables us to sidestep the more complicated realities of our national identity.

Two recent exhibition catalogs ably situate the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat within these potent cultural poles. Each monograph speaks to the impact of place on both the creation of work and the viewing of said work. In this case, the French influences in New Orleans and Toronto’s remarkable ethnic diversity echo the artist’s own culturally hybrid background.

A comparatively slim volume, “Basquiat and the Bayou” draws from an exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art presented during the Prospect Biennial under the artistic direction…

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