The Carnival Arts apprentices performed with master percussionists Michael Kernahan, Catelus "Ton Ton" Laguerre, and Arelan Torres. Joining them were Carnival Arts dancers from Thomas Jefferson Middle School and from Sosyete Koukouy. Congratulations to everyone on your Big Night in Little Haiti.
A Trinidad native, Michael Kernahan currently lives in Miami, Florida where he builds steel pans for bands across the United States and the Caribbean islands. He won a Florida Folk Heritage Award in 2005. He is the musical director and arranger of the Twentieth Century Steel Band. Mike conducted workshops in steel pan playing at [...]