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‘Sulle’ creating ripples in Bequia

‘Sulle’ creating ripples in Bequia


Notwithstanding the challenge ahead, Glenroy “Sulle” Caesar, armed with a heavy djembe drum with the capacity to drown out the loudest ocean wave, travelled to Bequia last Wednesday to conduct a three-day workshop with the R.I.P.P.L.E.S. and other community children.{{more}}

The Rotary Skills Training Centre at Lower Bay was the venue for two days in which the young people honed their drumming skills and learned how to present themselves on stage. They also used the opportunity to prepare for their participation in the upcoming Digicel Gospel Fest 2008 Zonal Preliminary, having had the proud accomplishment of silver medal awards for the past two years.

One of the highlights of the workshop was the visit on Friday, April 11, by Jomoro Francis, of the Digicel Rhythmix Steel Band, who informed the group that non-academics can earn a living by playing pan, and expressed his pleasure at seeing girls interested in music. Sulle and Jomoro spoke about pan and its origin as the only instrument invented in the 20th Century. It was a day of fun as the Easter vacation drew to a close. Each participant was given the opportunity to play the scales, and the group quickly harmonized on its original song which was penned for the launching, in May, of Pan Against Crime on Bequia.

The trip across the sea was indeed worthwhile.