Flatbush library hosts Motown karaoke event

The Brooklyn Public Library in Flatbush hosted an hour of Motown karaoke Thursday in honor of Black History Month.



More than 20 people of all ages lined up to dance and sing in remembrance of some of the best soul and pop artists.



Library custodian Dean Carriagton says he came up with the idea with another colleague who suggested bringing black history karaoke to the branch to remind others of the important role Motown played in the racial integration of popular music.



The library also added pictures of famous black artists with the theme of "Who Am I?" to help youngsters remember artists like Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations. A disco ball was brought in to help with the groovy atmosphere.



The library's supervisor says there are plans to hold the event again next year.


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