Art form alive and well
Published on Feb 6, 2016, 4:50 pm AST
By Kimoy Leon Sing
Music and poetry took centre stage at the annual Rapso Explosion concert at the Amphitheatre, of the National Library and Informatiion System Authority (Nalis) on Abercromby Street, Port of Spain recently.Showcasing a number of veterans and newcomers within the rapso fraternity, the event also highlighted the oral tradition in Trinidad and Tobago.
Through traditional Carnival characters such as the Midnight Robber and the Pierrot Grenade, the audience gathered at the library was captivated by the lyrics of these storytellers. Demonstrating literary prowess, wit and animated movements on stage, Damian Whiskey and Felix Edinborough truly embraced the traditional Carnival characters.
Emancipation Support Committee embraces young poets
From reparation to rehabilitation, spoken word artistes explore society
Published on Jul 11, 2015, 9:25 pm AST By Verdel Bishop
The programme was an intimate one with a question and answer session featuring poets Kern Solomon, Damian Whiskey, Jabari Lynch and Akil Warner. Solomon, who performed Another One Gone and Moruga Ghetto said while the spoken word is a platform and outlet to raise issues and be heard, it is up to the listeners of the word to do their part and to analyse the word and seek out truth and justice.Akil Warner who performed Mad Economics and musical Poor Man’s Life spoke largely on the issue of reparations. Jabari Lynch chose to centre his presentation on love while Damian Whisky took “robber talk” and the popular Carnival character to another level with 'Who Leggo D Lion' and 'A Tale of Enslavement'.
WCC Creative Skills Begins in Trinidad & Tobago
The inaugural WCC Creative Skills training programme for artists and creative practitioners supported by the ACP Cultures+ ACP-EU Support Programme to ACP Cultural Sectors launched in Port of Spain in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Trinidad & Tobago on the 16th October 2015 with an intensive weekend workshop session with Mary Helen Young of Visiting Arts, Training Consultant, Kate McBain and C. Brian Williams of Step Afrika!.On Tuesday 20th October, WCC also held the inaugural ACPCultures+ Creative Networks event with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Follow the programme on Twitter using the hashtag #WCCtraining.You can browse arts practitioners and organisations in the new WCC Directory for Trinidad & Tobago. WCC Creative Skills Participant- Trinidad & Tobago Damian Whiskey, MIDNIGHT ROBBER/ ROBBER BAND PROMOTIONS