Profile: Keith Waithe: The Flute is his Voice! – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine + video

Keith Waithe: The Flute is his Voice! 

Keith Waithe and The Macusi Players

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Keith Waithe is one of Guyana’s most talented sons. He burst onto the scene in the seventies and has made remarkable progress since then. As a young musician Keith excited the imagination of many Guyanese.

His ‘Macusi Singers’ became a household name in Guyana and the Caribbean. The lilting tunes played on his flute broke new ground in Guyanese music and the recordings that followed led to an even greater appreciation of his music.

Keith was born in Shell Road in Kitty in Georgetown, Guyana. He was the eldest of four boys. His mom was Eula Alberta Daniel and is dad was Darnley  Vanherberth Waithe.

Keith attended  Smiths Church School in Georgetown. He did well in school and showed an inclination for music. This led to an apprenticeship with the Guyana Police Force Band. But the flute was not his instrument of choice.     

Read more: Keith Waithe – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana with Love, Keith Waithe, Macusi Players, London, Ealing Summer Festival 2016 – Video

Keith Waithe on flutes & vocals, with the Macusi Players live at London Ealing Jazz festival with Roan Kearsey-Lawson on Vibes & Marimba, Aref Durvesh tabla & drums, Sam Kelly Drum Kit, Helen Macdonald vocals, Tim Wormsley Timbales, Chris Jerome Piano & Keyboards, and Eustace Williams bass. Performing Guyana with Love by Keith Waithe.

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