Roots at Forty

On Saturday 9th January, 2016, loyal supporters of the band formerly known as Charlie’s Roots and the Rapso band 3Canal joined Soca music giant, Pelham Goddard and Roots, in celebrating their fortieth anniversary in the music business. This event, themed “Roots at Forty: Their Carnival Story”, was produced by JVMP (Junior, Vonrick, Malcolm, Pelham) Promotions in collaboration with Hotel Normandie. It was held Under the Trees at Hotel Normandie, St. Ann’s Port of Spain, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The artistes featured included David Michael Rudder, Roger George, 3Canal, Moricia Cagan and Nigel O’Connor.

The Launch of “The Roots of Jazz”

Pelham Goddard, music stalwart and leader of “Pelham Goddard and Roots” recently formed a five piece Jazz ensemble which comprise of Vonrick Maynard the drummer, Oslyn Pompie the bass player, Devon Ocho the guitarist, Pelham Goddard on piano and Malcolm Boyce on the saxophone. The band also include vocalists Moricia Cagan and Nigel O’Connor.

SACO presents An Evening with Andrew Sords

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”

Monk Monté – Machel Montano in Concert

I was introduced to Machel Montano’s music in 2013 when I started listening to Trinidad and Tobago radio stations. Songs like “Happiest Man Alive”, “Shameless” and “Ministry of Road” were played over and over. I soon learnt that Montano was a popular artist.

St. Augustine Chamber Orchestra 2014 Christmas Concert

The St. Augustine Chamber Orchestra (SACO) presented their special Christmas concert, “Tidings of Comfort and Joy”, on December 14th 2014, at Bishop Anstey High School East/Trinity College East. This event featured The Trinidad and Tobago Youth Philharmonic (TTYP) and the Euangelion Singers under the musical directorship of Mr. Kenneth Listhrop.

St. Augustine Chamber Orchestra presents Classics Rule! Movies Rock!

On Saturday 23rd August, the St. Augustine Chamber Orchestra (SACO) featuring the Trinidad and Tobago Youth Philharmonic (TTYP) graced the stage of the Queen’s Hall to present one of its annual musical concerts.

The Palo’s Crew Emancipation Concert: An Evening of Culture

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.