This weekend for the first time ever, we’re entering the brunch and day party lineup to support Ting+Ting, a monthly Caribbean party created by the ladies of DDD that will have you bussin’ a wine to the beautiful and fast paced sounds of Soca and Calypso music. You’ll want to join us at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg from Noon – 5pm on Saturday, March 23rd for an afternoon of true Soca vibes kicking off the new monthly series.
Kitty Cash, Cherie Camacho, and Deidre Dyer of DDD are the ladies behind Ting+Ting, who hope to draw in “a crowd with no barriers – whether you’re a carnival junkie, or have never heard a soca track.” The idea of Ting+Ting came about when the ladies of DDD wanted to highlight not only Jamaican music – but Caribbean, with an emphasis on Soca music, injecting real elements of the Trinidadian culture by having a live riddim section during the party.
HOM: What inspired you to draw away from the typical dancehall/Jamaican roots themed parties?
KC: The Caribbean is much more than just dancehall and reggae. Of course I love that genre of music but personally I grew up on the percussion instruments like steel pan and iron from my father who is from Trinidad – and the djembes and congas from my mother who is part Puerto Rican. It was really important to be able to share that part of me with my audience through Ting and Ting and highlight Caribbean music in a different way. Hence the live riddim section, which I am beyond happy about.
HOM: What are the influences that Soca/Calyspo and Trinidadian culture have in your life?
DD: Growing up in the predominately West Indian Flatbush section of Brooklyn, it was all about what island you repped even if you were born in NYC. As I’ve gotten older, Trini food and drinks (rum) have become my staple; the things that I seek out almost religiously to feel connected to my parent’s home country.
Join us this Saturday at Baby’s All Right from noon – 5PM for Ting and Ting! Lets get ready to wine!