Andre Phillips Band (calypso and reggae)
Elaine Langone Center, outside stage
Saturday, August 27, 2011 – 2 - 3 p.m
Reggae, calypso, and world music are some of the most revered forms of music across the globe. "Calypso is Afro-Caribbean music that comes primarily from the island of Trinidad (though calypso is found throughout the Caribbean). Like most genres of Caribbean music, calypso is heavily rooted in West African traditional music, and was originally used as a means of communication between slaves, as well as a form of entertainment."Reggae first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. Reggae refers to a particular music style that evolved from ska and rocksteady."
The Andre Phillips Band is from the Caribbean island of Barbados and have mastered these genres. Come enjoy pan-Caribbean and world music as the Arts Festival's encounters with some of the music of the West Indies featuring the New York-based band's vocalists, steel pan, percussion, and keyboards. Dancing and singing along is welcome and encouraged.
Rain location: Bison stage, in the Bison on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center.