Caribbean Steel International rocks Italy
The Caribbean Steel International Orchestra better known as CSI became the first steel band to appear at the Ethnic Meeting of Music and Arts (EMMAS) in Olbia in Sardinia, Italy.
On the evening of December 29, CSI performed at town’s popular medieval themed Cat & Fox Restaurant and Pub to a packed audience who were mesmerised by the sweet sounds of steel. Members of the audience were seen checking the pans to establish where the sounds were coming from. CSI’s final performance was in the concert hall of the Olbia Costa Smeralda airport. They wooed the audience with their pulsating and popular tracks which had them clapping along to the varied repertoire.
CSI has four members, one of whom, is blind. The organisers of EMMAS have shown positive interest in seeing CSI perform at their 2007 summer and EMMAS festivals.