Tropical Music Productions began providing Steel Drum and tropical music
to the New York area in 1986. Now in its 31st year (!) it has achieved
the "first-call-in-NYC" status for entertainment at many Fortune 500
corporate events, and for the most selective of private engagements. A
quick look at the selected "Performance and Recording" highlights for the Tropical Music Productions band THE CARIBBEAN CRUISERS illustrates how we stand in an elite class of NYC musicians.
From Manhattan to Morocco - with tv appearances, recording sessions
and educational programs in between - Tropical Music Productions is
unparalleled. The beautiful natural, wooden sound of Marimba Manís
marimba complements the steel drum, adding a beach-y vibe to the band
to make it even more unique. The marimba is chic, unusual, and always
admired by kids and elders alike. Marimba Man will give your party that
unique touch your guests will speak of, and remember, for years to come.
Plus, the four mallets flying about are fun to watch!
Caribbean repertoire includes Calypso, Soca, Reggae and other styles, with
or without vocals. As you can see and hear at this site, American dance
music is also well-represented in the songlist. Instrumentation is flexible,
from a small instrumental ensemble up to ten pieces with several lead
vocalists and large-scale sound/lighting.
Tropical Music Productions was founded by Percussionist/Composer/
Educator Arthur Lipner, who still performs with the band on occasion.
A recording artist of international renown, the addition of his marimba
adds a uniquely energetic and tropical flavor to the group. He can be
contracted through Tropical Music Productions, or reached via his website
www.arthurlipner.com. Please contact Arthur directly for all recording,
arranging and composition projects.
Enjoy the music, and we look forward to hearing from you!