Guyana Speaks: Discovering Guyana’s Rich Interior – London England – 28 May 2017

Sunday May 28th 2017

Classic Suites, 28 Upper Tooting Rd, Tooting, London, SW17 7PG
Doors Open 2.00pm
Programme begins 2.30pm
Event Ends. 5.00pm

£5.00….(Free for young adults under 18)

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Keith Waithe

Keith Waithe is a Guyana-born musician, composer and teacher who has been based in the United Kingdom since 1977. He is best known as a flautist and founder of the Macusi Players — a world music  jazz band whose name derives from the indigenous Guyanese Macushi people — and has been “acknowledged as the best flute player that Guyana has ever produced”. His musical style explores a fusion of jazz, classical, African, Caribbean, Asian and Western influences, and he has also developed a technique he calls “vocal gymnastics”, in which he uses the voice to reproduce percussive sounds.

Keith’s unique sounds have been hugely influenced by the interior of Guyana. It’s symphonic rhythms have been reproduced in a manner only Keith Waithe can claim as his own.

In addition to playing his flutes he will explain how Guyana’s interior have influenced his music.

Ruth-Ann Lynch is currently recovering from an illness which will prevent her from presenting her segment of the programme. Copies of Explore Guyana with her insightful accounts of her travels within Guyana’s interior will be available free of charge.
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