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As part of Brooklyn’s Caribbean Carnival 2013, Everybody’s, the Caribbean-American magazine, is presenting its annual Calypso-Soca Festival and Tent. The five-night calypso-soca mini-concerts, popularly called a “Tent,” will take place Aug. 27-31 at the air-conditioned Tropical Paradise Ballroom, 1367 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. Over 35 artists from across the region are performing.

“We have a magnificent group of veteran and talented young calypso and soca artists. The orchestra, the Sunshine Band, is led by Don Diaz, son of the famed Cyril Diaz,” explained Michelle Young, coordinator of the Festival and Tent. “Fans of every age and nationality will enjoy five tantalizing nights of strictly calypso and soca, plus celebration of Trinidad and Tobago 51st independence birthday.”

Ladies Night and VIP Night is Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. Two people can enter on one ticket. The VIP reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Several female calypso and soca artists, including Singing Diane, Sexy Suzy and Superstar Jermaine, will challenge the male calypsonians such as Brown Boy and Poster. Emcees are Susan Kennedy and Fatman George.

Vincy and Nurses Night is Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. It is a taste of the Vincy calypso tent and carnival. Lively, Fabulous T, Cauldric Forbes, three-time Calypso Monarch D-Manage, Becket and Winston Soso are among Vincentian artists showcasing Vincy calypso-soca. As a tribute to nurses, especially Caribbean nurses, all nurses with their nurse IDs will be admitted for only $15.

Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. is “White Jeans Labor Day Thursday.” This soca extravaganza is produced and promoted by World Soca Monarch Yankey Boy. White Jeans Thursday is hosted by Hollywood Sachy and Vibesman Redman, with live performances by Baba Shanta, Lyrikal, Leonce, Lava Rebel, T-Rock and others; several other international superstars plan to be in the house. Many DJs across New York City, from DJ Red Face and DJ Dredy to Cool Kide and Ms. Trini, will make guest appearances.

“Come show love and support to our artists that live amongst us,” said Yankey Boy, who sang at the 2013 Trinbago Unified Calypsonian Organization Calypso Tent and in this year’s Trinidad and Tobago International Soca Monarch. Due to the 51st anniversary of the independence of Trinidad and Tobago, Aug. 31, falling on Labor Day-Carnival weekend in Brooklyn, Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31, the event will have independence-related themes.

“Icons of Calypso” takes place Aug. 30 at 8 p.m., where veteran artists such as Lord Funny and Calypso Rose, Becket and Winston Soso of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Dyce of Dominica share the stage with other stars such as King Wellington in showcasing calypso. At midnight, Natasha Wilson and fans will usher in the independence birthday of Trinidad and Tobago with a toast.

On Saturday, Aug. 31 at 9 p.m.—Trinidad and Tobago’s independence night—it’s “Wall to Wall Calypso-Soca.” After the traditional calypsonians such as Brown Boy and Poser perform, soca artists including World Soca Monarch Yankey Boy will transform the Tropical Paradise Ballroom into a spectacular show and dance party.

Co-sponsors are Western Union and Bacardi. Tickets for all events are available at www.everybodysmag.com and at Caribbean outlets in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

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