Ernie Smith to headline Caribbean Folk Fest • Caribbean Life

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Jamaica’s Ernie Smith will headline a full day of Caribbean cultural presentations on May 12 at York College Performing Arts Center in Queens when Braata Productions, creator of The Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival hosts a free event.

The baritone whose hits of the 1960s and 1970s yielded “Duppy or Gunman,” “Life Is Just For Living” and a myriad of folk songs is expected to bridge entertainment with cultural nostalgia during a live performance which will likely inform some, delight others and probably unite all patrons.

His hits of yesteryear have become classic hits to revel.

Often described as “incomparable” Smith epitomizes nostalgia and Caribbean culture and will provide the appropriate melodies to enchant…

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