IMG_58791Guinness threw a casual event with a true island feel, in honor of all Caribbean festivities.  Brooklyn houses more people of Caribbean decent than any other New York borough, making it the perfect location to party. “The Queens” of Chop and Quench belly danced, sang and strutted to African music, while the crowd enjoyed their seduction.

Chop and Quench delivered a message of global unity and  their horns sounded to praise, “man’s enhancement of life”. Words of inner-peace were delivered, as the drums beat in honor of “man learning to seek true happiness”.  “We are not meant to pay to live. God created a world where people should live for free,” he announced to The 1896 Studio and Stage. All the while, island flags waved and large plates of curry goat, plantains with rice and peas scented the venue.

Guinness kept the glasses flowing in preparation for headliner Gyptain. Bushwick could not contain itself once he and his long dreads swung across the spotlight. The tall, dark and handsome Gyptain did not sound the same live…he sounded even better. The Jamaican favorite “Hold Yuh” brought in great vibes.  Guinness really outdid themselves.  You don’t have to be in a stuffy venue, serving tiny hor d’evours to have a great time.  Caribbean folks know how to turn up.

About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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