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Arts alive in Tobago
It was an evening that dance and pan merged.
Dance Pan Dance was held at the Scarborough
Esplanade on November 1. The event was hosted
by the Division of Community Development and
Culture, in collaboration with Pan Trinbago.
The programme showcased the fusion of ten
steelbands with various dance groups. Pan music
was also played with other instruments, including
the drums. Different musical styles, from Calypso
tunes to Christmas songs, were performed. The
dancers showcased their creative technique with
performances that ranged from the tamboo bamboo
to African dancing.
Calypso History Month was also celebrated in
October in the sister isle. The Division of Community
Development and Culture hosted a series of events
in collaboration with Tuco to promote the preser-
vation of the art form targeted to both youths and
On October 31, Calypso Rose (now Dr McArtha
Lewis) performed at the Signal Hill Secondary
School. Honoured with a doctorate last month by
the UWI, she was the first woman to win the nation-
al Road March title in 1977 with her song Tempo.
Rose won the 1978 Calypso King Competition,
which was subsequently renamed the Calypso
During the month, a series of workshops were
also held throughout the month on topics such as
playing the steelpan and the composition of a calyp-
so.In other Tobago news, veterans who served during
WWI & II will be honoured on Remembrance Day
(November 9) at James Park, Burnett Street, Scar-
borough. Cannons will be fired at the James Park
parade between 10.40 am and 11.30 am.
Cruise for a cause
On November 15, at 3 pm, the Chancellor Hill
Posse will host a cruise aboard the Harbour Master
for member Robin Foster. One of the Caribbean s
renowned sound engineers, Foster has been under
the weather, his ailment costing quite a lot of money.
To raise funds to offset his medial expenses, the
Posse s cruise will be served by a collection of
popular artistes and disc jockeys. The Harbour Mas-
ter is moored at Econo Cars Pier, next to Peakes,
Western Main Road, Cocorite.
For tickets and information call Gordon (680
6545); Faiz (788 1968) or Tony (680 3260).
Pan on D'Bay
Maple Leaf International School s PTA will be
hosting Pan on D Bay, a fund-raising event featuring
the Massy Trinidad All Stars and the Maple Leaf
Ensemble tomorrow at O2 Park, Chaguaramas from
Maple Leaf has cultivated a vibrant pan ensemble
since the school s inception in 1994 and it is most
fitting that part of its 20th anniversary celebrations
include the goal of raising $160,000 to purchase
new pans for the school.
Maple Leaf places music at the centre of literacy,
not only for the social benefits, as research has
shown that students in music programmes have
higher test scores and cognitive development.
Studies have also shown that music produces
students who show higher levels of mathematics
proficiency, develop a greater language capacity and
a greater ability to learn a new language.
Aside from All Stars, patrons will also be enter-
tained by Phase II Pan Groove prodigy Johann
Chuckaree, hailed as a protégé of Len "Boogsie"
Sharpe and soca artiste Michael Allen. Music will
be provided by DJ Kern Crosby.
Maple Leaf International School is a private co-
educational, independent day school offering classes
from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Established in 1994,
and located in Alyce Heights, Petit Valley, Maple
Leaf is registered with both the Ministry of Education
in T&T and Ontario, Canada. Graduates earn an
Ontario High School Diploma, in compliance with
the curriculum requirements of the Ontario Ministry
of Education in Toronto.
The school places a balanced emphasis on aca-
demics, service achievements, leadership opportu-
nities, as well as athletics and the arts. Maple Leaf
offers a seamless transition from elementary to high
school with a supportive and close-knit community
of students, parents, staff and alumni.
Food and drinks will be on sale, and secured
parking is available.
Tickets, priced at $200, can be purchased at the
office of Maple Leaf International School. For infor-
mation about tickets and the event, call 632-9578.
Pan, dance merge in Tobago
Calypso Rose entertains the students of Signal Hill Secondary School.
PHOTO COURTESY THA
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