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Caribbean Film Series: CHARLIE'S RECORDS

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)
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Directed by Tina Charles (2019)

Rawlston Charles migrated to New York from Tobago in 1967. Living in Bedford-Stuyvesant and nostalgic for the music of his homeland, Charles made it his mission to promote calypso music and its artists in the US and around the world. In the process, he opened the world-renowned record store Charlie’s Calypso City and, with his music label Charlie’s Records, single-handedly put calypso and soca music on the map. Charlie’s Records is his remarkable story.

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The Caribbean Film Series presents feature films made by Caribbean filmmakers that highlight the richness, uniqueness, and viability of Caribbean cinema to Brooklyn, home to the largest population of Caribbean nationals in the United States, and to all New York City residents and visitors. Funding for this series comes in part from the 651 Arts Immigrant Initiative Fund, and from supporters like you.

Earlier Event: October 23