This past week, I had the honor of pulling together the first phase of what will be an amazing project with the Brooklyn-based Sesame Flyers International (SFI). They run several community based programming efforts in Brooklyn, however, they are most famously known for the work they’ve put into participating in Brooklyn’s annual West Indian American Labor Day Parade. A thirteen time winner of the Large Band category in the West Indian American Labor Day Parade, SFI is extremely active and visible in the Caribbean community.
About two months ago, I had the opportunity to meet the Executive Director. We had a very candid conversation about Caribbean culture, the annual Labor Day Parade, and the view of the performing arts from the Caribbean diasporic perspective. It was great conversation that led to the creation of the Legacy Vision 150 Project.
I’m not going to go too much into whats being done, but if I’m involved, then you know that it has to have something to with the performing arts.
Auditions were held last week for this project. we had a great turnout and now, rehearsals will begin this week. For this of you who are interested in still being a part of this project, send me a message via my Facebook FanPage.