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Monday January 09, 2017

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Etienne Charles world premiere of ‘Carnival – The Sound of a People’

CARNIVAL traditions will fill the chambers of the Queen’s Hall on January 29 when internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles returns to Trinidad and Tobago for the world premiere of his new compositional work.

Entitled Carnival – The Sound of A People, the opus continues Charles’ penchant for the rituals of his homeland, composed after four months of travel and deep research across Trinidad and Tobago to unearth the arts of Carnival that highlight the vivid and vast elements of our culture and history.

What he discovers is that Carnival traditions alive and thriving in areas with strong communities and families. Art forms such as the Tamboo Bamboo, Stick Fighting, Tambrin, Jab Jab, Blue Devils, Black Indian, Moko Jumbie, Fancy Sailor, Dame Lorraine, Steel and Iron Bands continue to grow and evolve after being passed from generation to generation through the oral tradition.

“The culture is dying only to those who don’t support it or know its history or its value or its vibrancy.”

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