Riddim Section is a free, monthly music series being live-streamed, with social distancing, directly from its 99-seat black box theater to its YouTube platform. Created by Interim Artistic Director Courtney Ffrench, Riddim Section draws life directly from the cultures across Queens, with bands covering such genres as Afrobeat, Calypso, Chutney, Kompa, reggae, R&B and more.
The series is curated by Jamaican-born actor, singer and producer Andrew Clarke. Clarke is the founder and artistic director of Braata Productions, a nonprofit company. A graduate of The Edna Manley College School of Drama in Kingston, Jamaica, and Brooklyn College in New York City, Clarke is an award-winning thespian and vocalist and a past recipient of the Prime Minister of Jamaica’s Youth Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture.