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There is much going on in the party whirl.
Tomorrow sees the return of "the Don of DJs"
Rennie Bishop. He has star billing at Generation
of Soul, being held by Sounds of Kabuki and
Prerogative, at Prisons Sports Complex, Arouca
from 9 pm. Bishop will be joined by some top
"retro" disc jockeys, including John Gill, Chris
Boynes, Kabuki, Howie T, Brian Regis, Sen-
sational Sammy, Signal 2 Noise and Dr Ross.
Another super party tomorrow night is Lady
In Red, by Victoria s and the Good Men Crew
at De Nu Pub (The Mas Camp) in Woodbrook.
This is its 16th year and music will be DJs
Sensational Sammy and Special Delivery.
Known as "The Electrifying Party," women
are requested to make a special effort to wear
red in keeping with the event s theme. Gents
are asked to dress "elegantly casual" with a
touch of red if possible.
Carnival 2015 sees a dual band launch at
the Queen s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain,
tomorrow night. Tribe will unveil Wings of
Desire, and Bliss will launch Blue.
The eagerly-awaited launch of Ronnie &
Caro s presentation--Ah Come Back
Home--takes place on July 24 with its tradi-
tional street parade from 4 pm, from the
Memorial Park, down Frederick Street to City
Hall on Knox Street.
Ronnie & Caro continues its launch on July
27 with a band cooler boat cruise aboard Point
Lomas Tours vessel, at noon. Music will be
by DJs Jahmoun & Dangerous Robin, Ezel &
John Boy, Element & Fro and Kevin.
When the Ah Come Back Home mas camp
opens at cor Ana and Warren Streets, Wood-
brook, Tobago Day will be held on July 26,
from noon. Tobago cuisine will be on sale,
inclusive of crab and dumpling, rabbit, conch,
stew pork, curried fish in coconut sauce and
blue food (provision).
Nelson Mandela International Day is being
observed internationally today and Mandela s
memory will be celebrated on Sunday when
67 Minutes of Service is held at the Pool Deck
of One Woodbrook Place, at 6 pm. By request
dress is black and white and guests, instead
of performing 67 minutes of service, are
requested to make a minimum donation of
$67 which is to be donated to charity. People
are also invited to devote 67 minutes of their
time--one minute for every year of Mandela s
public service--to community service as a small
gesture of solidarity with humanity.
From soca to R&B
Having heard soca star Blaxx (Dexter Stew-
art) of Roy Cape All Stars master R&B material,
I was equally impressed recently to hear 2013
Young Kings Monarch Stephen Marcelle do
the same. I applaud and admire calypsonians
who include other genres in their repertoires.
Among those who have impressed me, coming
easily to mind, are Sparrow, Sugar Aloes,
Denyse Plummer, Baron, Destra, Karen Eccles
and Denise Belfon. But, Marcelle, who is
blessed with the most beautiful of voices,
complete with range, pitch and diction is really
Titling his set R&B/Slows in yuh clothes,
his repertoire of covers included Night Shift
(Commodores); Hero (Enrique Iglesias); All of
me (John Legend); Just don t wanna be lonely
(Main Ingredient); Love TKO (Teddy Pender-
grass); Never too much (Luther Vandross);
You got it bad (Usher); When you re mad (Ne-
Yo); You ll never find (Lou Rawls); Ascension
(Maxwell); Stuck on you (Lionel Richie); Sac-
rifice (Elton John); and, the reggae version of
Human Nature. For an encore Marcelle sang
It may be a good idea for TUCO to assemble
some of these well-rounded calypso/soca
artistes for a "love concert" and not wait until
next year to hold it in February for Valentine s.
Convent stars at world contest
The St Joseph Convent Choir (SJC) Port-
of-Spain, participated in the just-concluded
World Choir Olympics, held in Riga, Latvia,
on July 12-13. The girls left T&T on July 5 and
returned on Wednesday. The convent singers
did our nation and region proud, attaining the
silver medal in the competition.
Producer Lisa Wickham said: "It means
that at World Championship Level they have
attained silver which is quite an honour for
a first-time entrant. Many of the other choirs
were in awe and very happy for the girls. To
secure a place in the championship segment
out of over 100 choirs from across the globe
is remarkable; SJC being only Caribbean/T&T
choir represented there."
Under the direction of Michelle Varley, the
choir s repertoire included Andre Tanker s
Sayamanda; David Rudder s The Ganges &
The Nile; and, Telfer s Magnificat.
Ministry of The Arts and Multiculturalism
official Peter Telfer added: "The SJC Choir of
44-plus young people deserves acknowledg-
ment and support for this achievement."
Convent singers made our nation, region proud
St Joseph Convent Choir.
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