Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival 2016 Awards List

Tuesday 17th January 2017 marked the 48th Award Ceremony for the Secondary Schools Drama Association‘s Drama Festival. The Association, founded by James Lee Wah in 1965, has been at the forefront of promote drama and theatre in schools throughout Trinidad & Tobago for 51 years. Through Victor Edwards, who served as President from 1988 – 2006, the SSDA…

Gregor Breedy Trinidad Dancer Choreographer Best Village Folks Dance

Gregor Breedy – Saving Trinbagonian Folk Dances

Veteran choreographer Gregor Breedy has been dancing for 36 years and is well known for his work in Best Village. His PhD research in Carnival Studies at UTT involves codifying the steps used in the folk dances of T&T, as a contribution to the dance community. Breedy said folk is currently one of the hardest…

An Evening of Harmonies with Zuwena James

Aspiring singer/songwriter Zuwena James will be holding a second concert to raise funds to continue her education at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, in 2017. “An Evening of Harmonies” will take place on January 13 at Garden Jewelz Foundation in Point Fortin from 6 to 8 pm. The featured guest artiste for An…

In Memoriam 2016

We Speak The Names of all our mentors, muses and colleagues who took their final curtain call in 2016. Dr. Jit Samaroo – Musician / Composer (1950 – 2016) Claudia Applewhaite – Choreographer (1953 – 2016) Joey Lewis – Musician (1937 – 2016) Asami Nagakiya – Musician (1985 – 2016) Derek “CG” Silman – Radio Announcer (1967…

Heal with Music; Nurture the Soul

On Wednesday December 28, 2016, lovers of music and the arts are invited to experience stirring classical, jazz, soul, blues and Caribbean spirituals at An Evening of Healing with Music – Vol. I.  This fundraising concert aims to foster well-being through music that nurtures the soul while shining a light on issues related to the care…

Carnival Medea Premieres at The Little Carib Theatre

Lordstreet Theatre Company and Little Carib Theatre  will present the Caribbean Premiere of Carnival Medea: A Bacchanal in time for the T&T Carnival 2017. The play, written by Dr. Shirlene Holmes of Georgia State University and T&T’s own Rhoma Spencer, re-tells the classic Greek tragedy of Medea, whose husband casts her aside for a younger woman,…

Lydians Christmas: Sweet Like a Calabash

The Lydians  has always been synonymous with spectacular singing and dazzling visuals, with the ability to pack any space in which they perform on every night. Their production of “A Christmas Calabash”, which opened at Queen’s Hall on Thursday, was a demonstration of why that reputation precedes them. Their first masterful move was in their creative team.…

Gather ‘round The Christmas Calabash with The Lydians

There are few things more universal among indigenous peoples of our climates than the calabash.  A truly versatile marvel of tropical regions; the calabash is food, music (drum) and bearer of objects treasured and revered, and spirits feared and has been the inspiration for countless proverbs and is itself riddled in mystery. The calabash tree…