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Etienne Charles – Carnival The Sound of a People – World Premiere

Start date/time

January 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm

End date/time

January 29, 2017 | 9:00 pm




Etienne Charles, internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter and percussionist, returns to Queen’s Hall, Port of Spain, on Sunday 29 January, 2017 at 6.00 p.m. for the World Premiere of his latest compositional work entitled “CARNIVAL-The Sound Of A People,” produced by Monlo Music Ltd.

To compose this work, enabled through a Creative Arts Fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, Etienne travelled for four months and undertook deep research across Trinidad and Tobago sourcing and interviewing musicians and portrayers of the traditional characters of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival. He has recently put this vast and vivid spectrum of our Carnival to music featuring original compositions and improvisations.

The compositions reflect on the different characters of the traditional mas’ including the Blue Devils, Jab Jabs (Whips), Dame Lorraine, Moko Jumbie, Midnight Robber, Dragon, Fancy Sailor, Black Indian, as well as group traditions such as Bois (Stick Fighting), Tamboo Bamboo, , Tambrin, Laventille Riddim Section, and Steelbands. The piece also highlights history, with movements dedicated to the Emancipation of Slaves in 1834 as well as the Canboulay Riots in 1881.

It is most appropriate for the World Premiere for this Music to be presented here in Trinidad and Tobago. We look forward to seeing you at Etienne’s exciting performance of “CARNIVAL-The Sound Of A People” at Queen’s Hall on Sunday 29 January, 2017 at 6.00 p.m., presented with the generous support of Calabash Foundation for the Arts.

A Wine Sampling Reception will be held at the Foyer of Queen’s Hall immediately after the performance.

Tickets at $300.00 will be available from 9 January, 2017 at the following outlets:
Queen’s Hall Box Office, St. Ann’s, 624-1284 Haagen-Dazs, The Falls
West Mall, 632-4160 Haagen-Dazs, Shops of Trincity, Tissue Drive
Churchill Roosevelt Highway, 640-0603 Haagen-Dazs, Gulf City, San
San Fernando, 652-1513 Wrapworks Deli, Ariapita Avenue and De Verteuil Street, Woodbrook, 797-0727

> For more information on ticket sales, please contact the ticket hotline at 682-1070.


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