Passing of a king of carnival | Caribbean Beat

Originally written for and published in Caribbean Beat magazine in 2007 Last January 22, Carlos Lezama, the man known as “the Father of Brooklyn Carnival”, died at King’s County Hospital in his adopted home town of Brooklyn, New York. He was 83. The West Indian Day Parade, also known as Brooklyn Carnival, happens each Labour Day in New York, and was one of the first major … Continue reading Passing of a king of carnival | Caribbean Beat