Carlos Lezama Archives & Caribbean Center

Carlos Lezama Archives & Caribbean Center Our mission is to educate communities regarding Caribbean heritage via the establishment of an institution devoted to research and development.

Operating as usual

09/21/2021
#Claccc Youth Pan Festival 2021

Much love and appreciation to all participants of our Annual Youth Pan Fest. You gave it your best amidst all the challenges. The energy was so high yesterday, it kept away the anticipated showers. To all musicians, volunteers, production and technical crew, CLACC-C members and to the sponsors, supporters and spectators, we appreciate and are grateful to you. Looking forward to ‘Keeping Pan Alive’ in 2022. Blessings and Stay safe!!

09/16/2021
#PESO

Practice makes Perfect 🏆 throwback to our Annual Youth Pan Festival 2021. Great job Panevolution! Have a great day everyone #claccc

Our mission is devoted to the development, promotion and preservation of Caribbean culture and history through the colle...
09/12/2021
Welcome to CLACC-C

Our mission is devoted to the development, promotion and preservation of Caribbean culture and history through the collection of archives and Art memorabilia. CLACC-C functions as a learning and resource center. It provides historical, social, and cultural information on the diverse dimensions of Caribbean life.

The Carlos Lezama Archives and Caribbean Cultural Center (CLACC-C) is a 501(c)3 organization established in 2005. The organization educates communities on Caribbean heritage and promotes and preserves Caribbean culture, arts and history through its archives center, its learning center and various pr...

The Spirit of Carnival is alive in NYC. Although we are still fighting the battle of Covid-19 we were able to come toget...
09/08/2021

The Spirit of Carnival is alive in NYC. Although we are still fighting the battle of Covid-19 we were able to come together and celebrate our #Culture through Music, Riddim, Mas, and Steel Pan the heartbeat of our Carnival. Carnival is a spirit that lives within us. It represents togetherness, love, unity, history. Let us continue to keep our culture alive! #youthpanfestival #panalive 2021 #lezama

The Spirit of Carnival is alive in NYC. Although we are still fighting the battle of Covid-19 we were able to come together and celebrate our #Culture through Music, Riddim, Mas, and Steel Pan the heartbeat of our Carnival. Carnival is a spirit that lives within us. It represents togetherness, love, unity, history. Let us continue to keep our culture alive! #youthpanfestival #panalive 2021 #lezama

Happy Carnival Monday Everyone! It wouldn’t be a Carnival without our Steel Bands! Have a safe and beautiful day ❤️❤️❤️ ...
09/06/2021

Happy Carnival Monday Everyone! It wouldn’t be a Carnival without our Steel Bands! Have a safe and beautiful day ❤️❤️❤️ #youthpanfestival 2021

Pan is Life! Today we’d like to recognize these soloist who played their hearts out at our Youth Pan Festival! It takes ...
09/05/2021

Pan is Life! Today we’d like to recognize these soloist who played their hearts out at our Youth Pan Festival! It takes confidence to be able to do this! Great job Natalie with Harmony Steel Orchestra & Jayda with Pantonics 👏 📷 Chocolate w/o Milkk

Good evening,CLACC-C just held our 8th Annual Youth Pan Festival which was a success. This message tonight is to address...
09/02/2021

Good evening,

CLACC-C just held our 8th Annual Youth Pan Festival which was a success. This message tonight is to address our ELECTED OFFICIALS. We NEED your assistance ASAP. Sixty percent of our youths practiced this season in deplorable conditions. Although the outcome was a beautiful event, no one saw the conditions of the practice locations. Our KIDS DESERVE BETTER!!! Due to gentrification this has become a challenge in our own
#Community. Learning the steel Pan instrument helps to keep our children
off of the streets, they’re mentored and kept safe. Not to mention they learn the ART of an instrument while under the banner of #TEAM. This is a CALL to you to have a discussion on how we can better serve the STEEL BAND Fraternity!

Sincerely,

Yolanda Lezama Clark, President
#CLACCC

Good evening,

CLACC-C just held our 8th Annual Youth Pan Festival which was a success. This message tonight is to address our ELECTED OFFICIALS. We NEED your assistance ASAP. Sixty percent of our youths practiced this season in deplorable conditions. Although the outcome was a beautiful event, no one saw the conditions of the practice locations. Our KIDS DESERVE BETTER!!! Due to gentrification this has become a challenge in our own
#Community. Learning the steel Pan instrument helps to keep our children
off of the streets, they’re mentored and kept safe. Not to mention they learn the ART of an instrument while under the banner of #TEAM. This is a CALL to you to have a discussion on how we can better serve the STEEL BAND Fraternity!

Sincerely,

Yolanda Lezama Clark, President
#CLACCC

Thank you Caribbean Life News for showcasing our Annual Youth Pan Festival event. We appreciate you highlighting our mis...
09/01/2021
PLAY PAN - Caribbean Life News

Thank you Caribbean Life News for showcasing our Annual Youth Pan Festival event. We appreciate you highlighting our mission to empower our youths in the community through music and education. Words cannot express our gratitude 🙏

https://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/youth-pannists-featured-at-clacc-c-8th-annual-pan-fest/

The Brooklyn-based Carlos Lezama Archives and Caribbean Cultural Center (CLACC-C) on Saturday hosted its 8th annual Children’s Festival & Youth Pan Fes...

Happy Independence Trinidad & Tobago 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹📷 Will Farrington
08/31/2021

Happy Independence Trinidad & Tobago 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹
📷 Will Farrington

Happy Independence Trinidad & Tobago 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹
📷 Will Farrington

Grand Rising! We are so proud of all of the youths in the BK Pan Community that came out and represented on Saturday! Ta...
08/30/2021
CLACC-C Presents ‘Pan Alive’ 8th Annual Children’s Festival & Youth Pan Fest!

Grand Rising! We are so proud of all of the youths in the BK Pan Community that came out and represented on Saturday! Take a bow! Big thank you to all of our Sponsors, Supporters, Elected’s Family, Friends & Volunteers! EmblemHealth Cypress Hills Cemetery Target DYCD, Will-Chambers Atlanta Express Limousines, Chef Wenford P Simpson, Tropical Paradise, Boatswain CPA, Spectrum, Network Engineers, Age Ice, NOW Production, White Castle,
Global Village Interpretor Mgmt. We thank you 🙏
https://youtu.be/vSKZttKWRb4

Pan is Alive Youth Pan Festival 2021
08/30/2021

Pan is Alive Youth Pan Festival 2021

Much love and appreciation to all participants of our Annual Youth Pan Fest. You gave it your best amidst all the challe...
08/29/2021

Much love and appreciation to all participants of our Annual Youth Pan Fest. You gave it your best amidst all the challenges. The energy was so high yesterday, it kept away the anticipated showers. To all musicians, volunteers, production and technical crew, CLACC-C members and to the sponsors, supporters and spectators, we appreciate and are grateful to you. Looking forward to ‘Keeping Pan Alive’ in 2022. Blessings and Stay safe!!

Much love and appreciation to all participants of our Annual Youth Pan Fest. You gave it your best amidst all the challenges. The energy was so high yesterday, it kept away the anticipated showers. To all musicians, volunteers, production and technical crew, CLACC-C members and to the sponsors, supporters and spectators, we appreciate and are grateful to you. Looking forward to ‘Keeping Pan Alive’ in 2022. Blessings and Stay safe!!

Much love and appreciation to all participants of our Annual Youth Pan Fest. You gave it your best amidst all the challe...
08/29/2021

Much love and appreciation to all participants of our Annual Youth Pan Fest. You gave it your best amidst all the challenges. The energy was so high yesterday, it kept away the anticipated showers. To all musicians, volunteers, production and technical crew, CLACC-C members and to the sponsors, supporters and spectators, we appreciate and are grateful to you. Looking forward to ‘Keeping Pan Alive’ in 2022. Blessings and Stay safe!!

08/28/2021
CLACC-C’s 8th Annual Youth Pan Festival

Thanks Natasha Wilson-jean! We are looking forward to seeing 7 amazing Steelbands perform #Today!!!! If you’re unable to attend in person on St. John’s Place bet. Brooklyn & Kingston Ave, watch us #Live 3pm here on FB, on IG @clacccorg or our You tube channel! Please remember to #Like & #Follow & #Share! Support our Youths!

08/27/2021
CLACC-C Youth Pan Festival 2021

The Junior Steel Bands are getting ready for their debut tomorrow Saturday August 28th on St. John’s Place bet Brooklyn and Kingston Ave. Event time 1pm-8pm Showtime: 3pm. We will be #Live on all of our social media platforms. This event wouldn’t be possible without our #Sponsors & #Supporters. Big thank you to Target EmblemHealth DYCD, Cypress Hills Cemetery! Thank you Spectrum Tropical Paradise Catering Chef Wenford P Simpson NOW Production, Will-Chambers Atlanta Express LimousinesBoatswain CPA, Network Engineers, Age Ice, Global Village Interpreters Mgmt, and James Media Group We thank you 🙏

08/27/2021
CLACC-C Youth Pan Festival 2021

Rain ☔️ or Shine ☀️CLACC-C Youth Pan Festival is happening tomorrow August 28, 2021 1pm-8pm on St. John’s Place bet Bklyn & Kingston Ave. We will be streaming on all of our social media platforms #LIVE at 3pm-8pm. We are Praying for great weather! However if the man above decides to bless us with showers…..Consider it Showers of Blessings! This event is Rain or Shine! CDC guidelines will be enforced! See you soon 🙏

08/26/2021
Pan Alive Youth Pan Festival 2021

Thank you Ziah for Co-hosting our 8th Annual Youth Pan Festival this Saturday 8/28 on St. John’s Place in Brooklyn! We have 7 Youth steel band performing! Yes you heard it right! This will be a wonderful FAMILY day! Watch us #LIVE here on FB! Event begins at 1pm! Showtime is at 3pm! Support the youths and share the word! We will see you on #theblock!

08/26/2021
Carlos Lezama Archives & Caribbean Center

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

CLACC-C YOUTH PAN FEST

Annual Children’s festival highlights
NYC’s young steel band performers

Brooklyn, NY – (Saturday, August 28, 2021) – The Carlos Lezama Archives and Caribbean Cultural Center (CLACC-C) will host its annual Children’s Festival & Youth Pan Fest, showcasing NYC’s junior steel pan talent. The festival, sponsored by Target, DYCD, CypressHills Cemetery and EmblemHealth, will include games, entertainment, food, and giveaways. It will be held at the CLACC-C museum grounds at St. John’s Place between Kingston & Brooklyn avenue. All CDC protocols will be in place to ensure a safe experience.

The junior steel pan competition includes some of NYC’s youngest steel band members and attracts pan aficionados across the 5 boroughs. Steel band performances will include, Tonic X, Harmony, Pantonics, ‘Radoes, Crossfire Youth, Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra (PESO), and Metro Steel who will defend their winning title this year. Wayne Bernard of Pan Evolution, whose band motto is “Together as One,” says he “loves competing alongside the steelpan community” and is “looking forward to celebrating (his) culture.”

“We’re back outside and it’s exciting!” Lezama-Clark, president of CLACC-C, states, “It is exciting to celebrate the children’s commitment to playing and practicing steel pan this year. And also to be outside as intended. Pan is meant to be experienced in person.” In addition to being a live event, the performances will also stream live on all platforms and at www.claccc.org from 1 pm - 8 pm.

ABOUT CLACC-C
The Carlos Lezama Archives and Caribbean Cultural Center (CLACC-C) is a non-profit institution devoted to the development, promotion and preservation of Caribbean culture and history through the collection of archives and art memorabilia. Established in 2005, the CLACC-C mission is to educate communities regarding Caribbean heritage. It promotes and preserves West Indian Culture and history through the growth of an archive center dedicated to the legacy of Carlos Lezama, the “godfather” of Brooklyn’s annual Caribbean Carnival on Labor Day. www.claccc.org.

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FACT SHEET

What: CLACC-C Youth Pan Fest

Media contact:
Shavonn Doughlin
917-280-4850
Yolanda Lezama
[email protected]

Our mission is to educate communities regarding Caribbean heritage via the establishment of an institution devoted to research and development.

We’re in this together! Earn $100 by getting vaccinated! On-site vaccinations will be available at our Youth Pan Festiva...
08/25/2021

We’re in this together! Earn $100 by getting vaccinated! On-site vaccinations will be available at our Youth Pan Festival this Saturday, August 28th. CDC guidelines enforced. Stop the spread today! #inthistogether #COVID19 #claccc.

https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/

We’re in this together! Earn $100 by getting vaccinated! On-site vaccinations will be available at our Youth Pan Festival this Saturday, August 28th. CDC guidelines enforced. Stop the spread today! #inthistogether #COVID19 #claccc.

https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/

08/25/2021
Clacc-c Youth Pan Festival 2021

Thank you Natasha Wilson with NOWPRODUCTION, CO.,LTD for Co-hosting our 8th Annual Youth Pan Festival this Saturday 8/28 on St. John’s Place in Brooklyn! We have 7 Youth steel band performing! Yes you heard it right! This will be a wonderful FAMILY day! Watch us #LIVE here on FB! Event begins at 1pm! Showtime is at 3pm! Support the youths and share the word! We will see you on #theblock!

📢📢📢📢 Pan is Alive!!! FREE Community Event! We are taking this production #Live on Saturday August 28, 2021 #viral but I ...
08/23/2021

📢📢📢📢 Pan is Alive!!! FREE Community Event! We are taking this production #Live on Saturday August 28, 2021 #viral but I need you to do two things! 1. Like 2. Share! It’s all about the #Youths in our #community!!!! Kindly tell a friend to tell a friend #claccc #panalive 🇹🇹🇹🇹💪💪💪🙏🙏🙏

📢📢📢📢 Pan is Alive!!! FREE Community Event! We are taking this production #Live on Saturday August 28, 2021 #viral but I need you to do two things! 1. Like 2. Share! It’s all about the #Youths in our #community!!!! Kindly tell a friend to tell a friend #claccc #panalive 🇹🇹🇹🇹💪💪💪🙏🙏🙏

08/22/2021
CLACC-C Presents CHANTWELL

We’re taking it back to our roots and will be introducing a new category at our Annual Youth Pan Festival on 8/28/21. Introducing #chantwell! In the Caribbean, especially Trinidad and Tobago: a leading singer; specifically (originally) the leading singer in a call-and-response song, such as a work chant or fighting song; (later) the musical leader of a calypso or carnival band. Looking forward to seeing our youths perform! See you on St. John’s Place bet Brooklyn & Kingston Ave aka #theblock

We will be #LiveStreaming the Youth Pan Festival on all of our social media platforms on 8/28/21. Thank you Target Emble...
08/20/2021

We will be #LiveStreaming the Youth Pan Festival on all of our social media platforms on 8/28/21. Thank you Target EmblemHealth DYCD and Cypress Hills Cemetery for your support! See you on St. John’s Place bet Bklyn & Kingston Ave!

We will be #LiveStreaming the Youth Pan Festival on all of our social media platforms on 8/28/21. Thank you Target EmblemHealth DYCD and Cypress Hills Cemetery for your support! See you on St. John’s Place bet Bklyn & Kingston Ave!

Throwback Thursday to last year’s Youth Pan Festival 2020. We urge all of our attendees to follow the CDC guidelines in ...
08/19/2021

Throwback Thursday to last year’s Youth Pan Festival 2020. We urge all of our attendees to follow the CDC guidelines in preventing the spread of #COVID19. For those who cannot attend in person, we will be streaming our event on 8/28 3pm-8pm right here on Facebook, our IG platform @clacccorg & YouTube Channel. This is our children’s time to shine! Kindly like & share! #inthistogether2021

Throwback Thursday to last year’s Youth Pan Festival 2020. We urge all of our attendees to follow the CDC guidelines in preventing the spread of #COVID19. For those who cannot attend in person, we will be streaming our event on 8/28 3pm-8pm right here on Facebook, our IG platform @clacccorg & YouTube Channel. This is our children’s time to shine! Kindly like & share! #inthistogether2021

Youth Pan Festival TShirts will be on sale at our upcoming event on 8-28-21. All proceeds will support our #cultural ini...
08/18/2021

Youth Pan Festival TShirts will be on sale at our upcoming event on 8-28-21. All proceeds will support our #cultural initiatives for the youths. Donations can also be made on our website at www.claccc.org

08/11/2021
CLACCC YOUTH PAN FESTIVAL TSHIRT

Good morning! You’ve asked and we answered! Support our cultural initiatives by pre-ordering your #YouthPanFestival TShirts! All proceeds supports our community events! Dm us for the details! Have a great day and we will see you on 8-28-21.

The Youths are our Legacy! Period! Good Morning make it a great day #claccc
08/11/2021

The Youths are our Legacy! Period! Good Morning make it a great day #claccc

The Youths are our Legacy! Period! Good Morning make it a great day #claccc

Tky St. Bernard this is definitely a #culturalmovement! See you at our 8th Annual Children’s Festival on 8/28/21.
08/11/2021
St Bernard: Why New York City boasts of ‘the now generation of pan’ - Wired868

Tky St. Bernard this is definitely a #culturalmovement! See you at our 8th Annual Children’s Festival on 8/28/21.

A couple months ago, Yvette Rennie, the president of J’Ouvert City International in New York City, hired me to do a video documentary with some prominent people involved in the NYC steel pan movement. She wanted to focus on the economic development of steel pan in NYC. The interviewees included No...

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When the music hits you 🎵🎶 Jaleel Thomas we ready for Saturday 🔥🔥 #Casym #NoTomorrow #JuniorPanFest Going for the 3peat
Thanks for the Opportunity to be part of the 2018 Jr. Panorama