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Guyana – Yours To Discover – video produced by Mike Charles

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Guyana – Yours To Discover – video produced by Mike Charles

A DVD Program Featuring Guyana that was created a few years ago…. Produced By Mike Charles Out Of Guyana. This DVD Also Features Music From Guyanese Band  Dave Martins and The Tradewinds. To Get Your Copy Of This DVD Visit http://www.mikecharles.biz

 

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NO MUSICAL ENGINE HERE – by Dave Martins.

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NO MUSICAL ENGINE HERE – by Dave Martins.

Following recent musical explorations in the country, including Dr. Vibert Cambridge’s excellent book, “Musical Life in Guyana”, the current depressed state of our music industry is once again a topic of discussion. We are hearing renewed calls for more music education in the schools, and for ways to make instruments more affordable.

A well-known music teacher stressed the need to identify and foster singular musical talent. Some have called for the creation of a Guyanese “national sound”, and there has been the inevitable shout for government funding for music studios and facilities. It is fair to say that, particularly following Dr. Cambridge’s book, serious concerns have been raised about the state of our music industry today.  Continue reading

Guyana Yours To Discover – a Mike Charles video

Guyana Yours To Discover – a Mike Charles video

A DVD Program Featuring Guyana. Produced By Mike Charles Out Of Guyana. This DVD also featues music from theGuyanese Band Dave Martins and The Tradewinds.

To Get Your Copy Of This DVD Visit http://www.mikecharles.biz/

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Check out more Dave Martins and the Tradewinds tunes here:  Continue reading

Guyana Yours To Discover – by Mike Charles – video

Guyana Yours To Discover: a Mike Charles video

A DVD Program Featuring Guyana. Produced By Mike Charles Out Of Guyana. This DVD Also Features Music From Guyanese Band – Dave Martins and The Tradewinds.

To Get Your Copy Of This DVD Visit   www.mikecharles.biz

Living with LIAT by Dave Martins

Living with LIAT

Posted By Dave Martins On February 3, 2013. In So It Go | 

so-it-go2-336x136In just a few months from now, the regional airline LIAT will begin using the expanded facilities at Ogle Airport ferrying passengers to and from the Caribbean. This development, a step up for the travelling public, leads me to recall the 1970s when Tradewinds were often on LIAT planes criss-crossing the region to play in virtually every island in the Eastern Caribbean from the BVI to Grenada.  (We even played in Bequia, where LIAT didn’t go, but that’s another tale for another time.)

Airline travel today has its own aggravations, but moving inter-island in those early years made for some unusual encounters.  LIAT’s operation control then was in Antigua with information going out to the other airports, and reservation problems could arise as a result.  Continue reading

Dem Bajans – By Dave Martins

Dem Bajans  –  By Dave Martins

 January 6, 2013 Our 1823 Monument· Stabroek News

From the start of Tradewinds, I’ve always had a thing with ‘dem Bajans.’ While it’s true that the band initially became popular in 1968 from Trinidad radio stations hammering my ‘Honeymooning Couple‘ song, it was the Bajans who first got on the Tradewinds bandwagon and embraced the group immediately in a way that would only be equalled in time by Guyana.
It was one of those ‘love at first sight things’ that just happen, without one knowing exactly why. There was an immediate connection between the Bajans and our music.

Barbados was the place we first realised we had arrived. You would hear the band’s music as you passed houses, or going by little drinking spots, or even from the radios of passing cars, with the taxis, in particular, having it at high volume. In our heyday, with our Bajan man Vic Fernandes organizing the gigs, we appeared in the popular spots but Vic also put us in the countryside venues where few visiting bands went. We would play Drill Hall, North Point, and a delightful rustic place (the name eludes) on the extreme edge of Barbados’ east coast overlooking the sea.  Continue reading

Dave Martins & the Tradewinds – Orlando – October 20, 2012

Come Visit Guyana – video

Come Visit Guyana – video

Pictures of Guyana with background music by Dave Martins and the Tradewinds singing “Not a Blade a Grass”.

Enjoy the various pictures as well as the music.


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