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4 pm: His Excellency the President presents his Oxygen Concert Series.
Various performers. Free and open to the public. The Bandstand at the
Botanic Gardens, Port-of-Spain.
6 pm: The Trinidad Theatre Workshop stages Fool For Love, by Sam
Shepard. Directed by Timmia Hearn Feldman. Starring Nickolai Salcedo,
Sindy Nurse and Errol "Blood" Roberts. Continues until July 28 from Thur-
Sun. Showtimes are 8 pm daily and 6 pm on Sundays; tickets cost $150
with complimentary bar. Trinidad Theatre Workshop, corner Jerningham
Avenue and Norfolk Street, Belmont. Tickets and info: 624-8502 and
6.30 pm: Poetic Vibes presents Synergia: A Fusion of Art, Jazz and Poetry.
Food and drinks on sale (cash only). Grill & Chill Restaurant, LP 162,
Eastern Main Road, Petit Bourg, San Juan. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medulla Art Gallery shows Richard Mark Rawlins' exhibition Steupps. Until
July 24. Medulla Art Gallery, 37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook. Info and gallery
hours: 740-7597 or e-mail: email@example.com
The National Museum and Art Gallery shows Dear Joseph, an exhibition of
works from the national art collection. Featuring works by Carlisle Chang,
Sybil Atteck, Noel Vaucrosson and others. Continues until March 15, 2014.
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat 10 am-6 pm. The Marie Louise Hall of the National
Museum and Art Gallery, 117 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain. Info: 623-
6.30 pm: Sustain T&T premieres A Sea Change, a documentary on climate
change that will be used as a teaching tool in climate change adaptation
workshops in Diego Martin, Mayaro and Toco in August. Followed by
cocktails and a discussion on climate change issues in T&T. Medulla Art
Gallery, 37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-
8 pm: TAO Sushi presents Word & Jazz. Featuring a different guest
performer of jazz or spoken word every week. Info:
5.30 pm: The University of T&T presents Toon Market, the Animation
Student Show 2013. Screening of animated shorts from UTT 2013 diploma
programme. Napa, Port-of-Spain.
7.30 pm: Steven Edwards Productions hosts the opening of Act it Out
Theatre Festival, five plays staged over five consecutive days. Theatre for
the whole family. Napa, Port-of-Spain. Info: Act it Out Theatre Festival's
8 pm: Cut + Clear Productions presents Freedom.com---Heroes of Wha?, a
concert commemorating Emancipation. Featuring 3Canal and the Cut +
Clear Crew, and the 2Cents Movement. The Normandie, St Ann's. Tickets:
Stetchers, Long Circular Mall, Gulf City and Trincity Mall; Cut + Clear
Productions, Ariapita Avenue; and the Normandie, St Ann's.
7 pm: For the Love of Dance, a fund-raising recital in support of
dancer/choreographer Juan-Pablo Alba Dennis' studies at the Alvin Ailey
School/ Fordham University, New York. Featuring performances by Juan-
Pablo Alba Dennis, Metamorphosis Dance Co, The Lydian Singers, 3Canal,
Wendell Constantine, the 2Cents Movement and others. The Little Carib
Theatre, corner White and Roberts streets, Woodbrook. Tickets and info:
622-4644, 767-5780, 707-2926 or 475-5475.
10 am: Jouvay Ayiti hosts Mango Season Mas Making Workshop on papier
mache. Will run for four consecutive Saturdays, starting September 7.
Cost: $800. Studio 66, 66 Sixth Street, Barataria. Info: 353-8233 or e-mail
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August 9, Queen's Hall, St Ann's
Semi-final Round 1: 5 pm;
Round 2: 7.30 pm.
Audience Prize decided by silent ballot after semi-final event
Advance tickets $100; at the door $150
August 10, Queen's Hall
Final: 7 pm
Advance tickets $200; at the door $250
Finalists' Masterclass with Judges: 4 pm
Free to the public
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It s been a year since Ozy Mer-
rique, the producer/artist/DJ best
known for being a member of pop-
ular 90s rapso group Home Front,
has performed live. And even he is
stunned by the fact.
"I find it amazing, because it just
seems like yesterday," he said of his
Merrique is making up for it with
two back-to-back concerts at the
end of the month that he hopes to
turn into a mini-tour with seven
additional shows over the rest of the
The rapso artist has also released
two new albums---one of new mate-
rial titled Twice Bitten (Dog Eye
Yampi 2), tracks from which he ll be
performing at the concert, and a
Home Front best-of compilation.
The albums will be on sale at the
shows, which will take place at Mar-
tin s Piano Bar in Newtown, Port-
of-Spain, on July 27 and 28. Members
of the audience will also be able to
buy paintings that Merrique is cur-
rently working on.
Later in the evening they ll enjoy
the DJing skills he s been sharpening
over the last few years.
"It s about the rhythm, and it s
about people getting together and
sharing a vibe," he said of the expec-
tations for the evening. Like his work,
parts of the evening will be "sit-
down and contemplative," while oth-
ers will have you on your feet.
"You would know when the danc-
ing period come," said Merrique. "In
fact, you mightn t even know; you
might just jump up and start to
Merrique has been releasing music
regularly, in album form and as sin-
gle-release downloads online, since
the demise of Home Front. But he
still encounters people who aren t
aware of that simply because his
music doesn t get airplay on popular
Merrique, like other performers,
has for a long time been lamenting
the treatment of local music. Soca
and calypso are relegated to Car-
nival, while other genres of music
get little attention outside of a
dedicated fan following.
"The radio stations we have here
are not playing that," he said of his
type of music. "The mind-set that
they have outside of the Carnival is
really for foreign music. So the Car-
nival is kinda like a part-time love.
We love you today but Ash Wednes-
day we don t love you again. I ve
never gotten accustomed to that."
Merrique said it s still possible for
artists like him to earn a living with
the right attitude and approach.
"A lot of people have this idea, I
a big star. But when you work it out
you might have to create a [special]
model," he said.
"Let we say you move 300 tickets,
500 CDs for the year, and you have
a core support of, let we say, 300 or
500 people," he said, "it gives you
enough of a base that you could con-
tinue to do the work, and in con-
tinuing to do the work there s always
the opportunity that I could stay
here and record a track with some-
body in the States."
The Twice Bitten concert will
include guest performances by fellow
rapso performer Akinde, formerly of
Kindred, and pan innovator Derron
Twice Bitten, the concert, is
scheduled to take place July 27-
28 at Martin's Piano Bar,
Woodford Street, Newtown, Port-
of-Spain. Tickets and info: 376-
Rapso icon Ozy
offers new music,
artwork at concert
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PHOTO COURTESY OZY MERRIQUE
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