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University of the West Indies – The Journey from Lord Shorty to Ras Shorty I

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March 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm

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March 11, 2018 | 10:00 pm




On Sunday 11th March 2018 at the UWI Classic Concert, The Journey – From Lord Shorty to Ras Shorty I,  the Blackman family and Media 21 will come together to celebrate the contributions of national legend and icon, the late Garfield Blackman: Ras Shorty I: Father of Sokah/Soca and Jamoo.  This unique genre called Soca (the fusion of East Indian and African rhythms) won the hearts of Trinbagonians globally and is etched in the Caribbean DNA.  In this third Classic Concert, the Blackman family and friends pay tribute to Ras Shorty I.

The show’s star-studded cast will include decorated artistes such as Rikki Jai, Gypsy, Explainer, and Olatunji, all of whom will perform a rendition of a Ras Shorty classic as well as one of their own.  Ras Shorty I’s profound legacy is carried on in his children and grandchildren, who continue to make sweet music for the enjoyment of many.  They too will play a leading role along “The Journey.” All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) Theatre Hall Fund.

Showtime is 6pm.  Tickets priced at $500 are available from the QH Box Office.


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