Visual and Performing Artist
Andrew Clarke is the Founder & Executive Director of Braata Productions, a non-profit arts company founded in 2009 and based in New York City. Braata (Pronounced “Bra-ta”) is a Jamaican colloquial term meaning ‘extra’ or ‘more’.
Through the visual and performing arts, Braata promotes Caribbean culture by preserving and showcasing its history, lifestyles, traditions and customs.
Braata’s awards include:
Two silver medals and one bronze medalIn from the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati Ohio.
The production “Not About Eve” was an official selection of the world-famous National Black Theater Festival, held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2013.
Andrew who is also stage actor and vocalist, represented Jamaica as a vocalist at the 2008 World Championships for the Performing Arts in Hollywood, California where he was crowned Grand Champion Performer of the World. In 2008, Andrew received the Jamaica Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture. Recently, Andrew was selected as a participant in the New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) Emerging Leaders Boot Camp.