Kes, the lead singer of the popular Trinidadian soca group Kes the Band, is back in New York for Labor Day festivities that are different than years past.
“It feels like a warp zone,” Kes said. “Eighteen months have passed. It’s a place I used to frequent quite a lot, so being back, it’s just a homecoming for me.”
Labor Day weekend in the city serves as a celebration for all things Caribbean, and although this year’s West Indian Day Parade is scaled back, Kes said all is not lost. The band is performing a special concert in Coney Island.
“To actually dream of doing a concert on Labor
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