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MUSICAL CAREERS – by Dave Martins + video

MUSICAL CAREERS by Dave Martins  – Credits Stabroek News.

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

Sometimes a pleasant surprise lands on your doorstep regarding someone else’s doings that connects strongly with you as it triggers memories in your own life or your own search. Recently, out of the blue, I received a CD done by a young Guyanese performer, Juke Ross, who has recorded a cover version of my song “Not A Blade Of Grass”. Produced here in Guyana, I was intrigued by the recording on two levels: first, because, although it was a different approach from the one I used with Tradewinds Juke had managed to capture the essential heart of the song as a straightforward paean to Guyanese feelings about country.

Without ever feeling me out about my intentions or how the song originated, he had clearly captured the same ingredient that was in the original recording. Although we have since communicated by email, I haven’t spoken to Jude and while I don’t know much about him, including his age, my sense is that he is a fairly young man starting out on a musical career, and I was impressed at the sensitivity level he was showing.   Continue reading

Messages of Hope for a Brighter Future – By Tangerine Clarke

Messages of Hope for a Brighter Future

Fall can’t stop Sparrow – at Trinidad’s 50th anniversary

Fall can’t stop Sparrow

Stabroek – September 24, 2012 (Trinidad Express)

The man who will always be known as the  the Mighty Sparrow, received a standing ovation when he came on to the stage at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), in Port of Spain on Saturday evening, September 21, 2012.
But the event which featured a dramatision of some of Sparrow’s calypsoes by various artistes had some unscheduled drama which saw him take a fall to the side of the stage and he had to be assisted to his feet, but he was not ill and he was unharmed and was able to continue his performance.              [Salt-fish music video at end] Continue reading

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