“Success Stars to Host Cuban Arts Group” at Queen’s Hall
Writer: Angela Pidduck
Date Published: February 23rd, 2017
IN August 2015, Success Stars Pan Sounds of Success Laventille Secondary School spent an exhilarating week in Cuba on a “Laventille to Cuba…..with Success” Tour.
Since that visit, a warm relationship has evolved between the school, where Hamida Baksh is the principal, and Guillermo Vasquez Moreno, Cuba’s Ambassador to TT . So moved was the ambassador by Success Pan Sounds playing his country’s national anthem at an evening of appreciation after their return from Cuba that he praised “a disciplined and organised school, a model school where teachers get full support from parents.” This support now extends to a well organised steering committee and several subcommittees, under project manager Nicholas Cumberbatch. Their members have accepted the huge challenge of mounting an exchange cultural visit right after Carnival, from March 4 to 14, by El Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba, a premier internationally- acclaimed Cuban arts company which will perform and educate during the visit.