Review of “Blue Forever” at Queen’s Hall
Reviewer: Shivanee Ramlochan
Date Published: February 25th, 2017
Rapso collective 3canal—Wendell Manwarren, Roger Roberts, and Stanton Kewley—have claimed the self-devouring snake as a central jewel in the glittering diadem of their 2017 show: Blue Forever, Forever Blue, which opened at Queen’s Hall on February 21. It has been 20 years since Blue, 3canal’s 1997 J’Ouvert hit song, and Blue Forever, Forever Blue takes ritualistic observance of this fact, with all the elegance, precision and sharp potential of a wild beast sinking its teeth into itself.
Out + Bad, 3canal’s 2016 show, was staged at the Big Black Box and proudly championed a raw visceral pulse, aided in no small part by the relocation to an open-air, intimate venue that doubled as the collective’s home turf.
This year sees 3canal return to Queen’s Hall…