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guardian.co.tt Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wine and hushhhh!
If you walk into a party
and you see people danc-
ing but you hear no music,
don't worry, they have not
all gone insane. The music
is very much alive in their
It's very new to T&T but si-
lent parties also called silent
discos or raves are very popu-
lar in European countries and
in parts of America. They have
also been around for quite some
time, in fact dating back to the
1960s when it was displayed in
the 1969 Finnish science-fic-
tion film Ruusujen Aika (A Time
of Roses), where characters
wear headsets during a party.
In the early 1990s the con-
cept was also used by eco-ac-
tivists at outdoor social en-
gagements to minimise noise
pollution and disturbance to
the local wildlife.
In T&T, Turn It Down Events
(Tide) launched its series of si-
lent events in January, begin-
ning with a silent Carnival fete
which took place at Aria Lounge
on Ariapita Avenue. Organisers
said the event was well attend-
ed---which was a bit surprising,
as the concept is so new to the
T&T party scene.
Now with confidence going
forth, Tide will host its (and
T&T's) first all-inclusive silent
J'Ouvert band, aptly titled: Si-
lence is Golden.
At the St Joseph-based mas
camp, revellers will collect their
gear from the brain children
behind the concept, brothers
Curtis and Burt Marcellin, sons
of veteran musician Mano Mar-
cellin. The costume includes
the brand Lit Headsets which
will come with three channels
of soca to choose from, a logo
printed t-shirt and glow jewel-
ry. (Participants will also enjoy
a premium bar, breakfast, and
tight security---cost: TT$600).
The Marcellin brothers told
the T&T Guardian last week
Friday it gave the people of St
Joseph a taste of what is to be
expected when it launched the
initiative through the streets
of St Joseph, creating much
excitement for players and in-
trigue for onlookers.
"We believe this is the future
of parties and we are just hap-
py to be the ones to offer the
service to people who are just
looking for something different
and a fulfilling experience."
But parties are not the only
application for their systems,
as they have also done events
for corporate gatherings and
presentations as well as for
competitions and conferences.
Their systems are also utilised
by gyms, sporting events and
Describing the technology
used as par excellence, the Mar-
cellins said, "Our system allows
up to three deejays to perform at
the same time, giving us much
more flexibility on the roll-out
of the event (three deejays mean
three genres of music, three
eras of music, etc)."
They explained each deejay
performs via a transmitter, each
of which is assigned a unique
channel. These transmitters
beam wirelessly to the headsets.
Headsets are worn by patrons
which has a channel selection
button allowing users to switch
to any deejay of their choice.
How about a silent J'Ouvert party? Well, not so much silent as private in a crowd: you hear through
your own headset, which can play choices from several different DJs.
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