On Thursday 22nd January, 2015, the cry of “Kaiso Kaiso!” rang out in the auditorium of Issa’s Restaurant and Pub as the Klassic Ruso Calypso Tent opened its doors to thirty competitors in the calypso arena. As the artistes readied for the show, some of the patrons took the time to share their personal experiences and enjoyment in the tent over the years.
On Saturday 17th January 2015, the Divas Calypso Cabaret International Judging Night was held in the Little Carib Theatre situated in Woodbrook. As the box office opened and artistes put the last minute touches on their preparations for the upcoming show, Mr. Joseph Adams, Operations Manager of TUCO took the time to chat lightly…
St. Augustine Chamber Orchestra (SACO) presents An Evening with Andrew Sords – at Queen’s Hall, Port of Spain – March 20-22, 2015.
American violinist Andrew Sords is recognized internationally for his performances combining visceral virtuosity and ravishing tone. Hailed in the press as “a fully formed artist” (Kalisz-Poland News), “utterly radiant” (Canada’s Arts Forum), and “exceptionally heartfelt and soulful”
On Saturday 2nd August, the Mango Rose, Port of Spain neighbourhood was a hub of activity for the hosting of the annual Emancipation Day Concert hosted by The Palo’s Crew. The event was billed “An Evening of Culture” and themed “To Educate is to Emancipate.” This concert seeks not only to entertain, but also serves as a platform for acknowledging and rewarding the efforts of individuals who have excelled from the community.
On Saturday 12th December, 2009, the Bollywood Dance Company presented their grand fundraising concert entitled “Rhythm Divine”. This event was held at the Rex Car Ltd. Compound in Mulchan Trace, Penal. It was an evening of Indian dance and entertainment which included a magic performance and a skit about the life styles of the rich and the poor.
Lydian Singers & Lydian Steel’s “Handel’s Messiah” took place on December 10, 2009, at Queen’s Hall, P.O.S. Led by choir master Pat Bishop, audience members were titillated by the sounds of the Steelband orchestra, the several intermittent dance performances as well as by the wondrous blend of the voices of the Lydian singers.
Christmas with the Marionettes Chorale took place on December 03, 2009, at Queen’s Hall, P.O.S. The choir, headed by Gretta Taylor featured several Christmas favorites sang in operatic fashion. Featured were some of the Chorales star singers and musicians who all delighted the audience with their talents.
Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition 2009 – Folk Dance and Music with Local Interpretative, Calypso, French influenced, African influenced with Limbo and drumology. – November 14, 2009
The National Theatre Arts Company was launched on November 14, 2009, at the National Academy of the Performing Arts, Queen’s Park East, Port of Spain with the theatrical performance ‘Dance Me, Lover’.
Toute Bagai, part of The National Dance Festival presented by The National Dance Association took place on October 17,2009. Audience members witnessed a plethora of dances ranging from locally-flavored ballet dances to creolized African and Indian dances, similar to what can be seen at Best Village competitions. See the albums as they provide a visual sense of the stories in dance.