After a successful debut last Carnival,”We the People,” Etienne Charles’ Carnival Monday band will return to the streets of Port-of-Spain in 2018.
The band’s 2018 theme, “Street Party” will be launched on September 30th at the Government Campus Courtyard on Richmond Street in Port-of-Spain.
Charles, an acclaimed Jazz trumpeter dedicated to preserving Trinidad and Tobago’s history through music, decided to bring live music back to the streets of the capital city after observing that such music no longer ruled the road on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
He assembled his musicians and singers Lima Calbio, the soca artiste formerly known as Designer and David Rudder to lead a 1000-member band that included Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley and his wife Sharon.
The band performed music from Shadow, Kitchener, Sparrow and a range of soca classics. Ebuzztt understands that the overwhelming response reinforced to Charles that there was indeed a void that needed to be filled.
“It lifted me just to see people lifted. People say people don’t want live music on the road and they come up with all these excuses as to why people don’t want live music on the road. When we started playing “Rainorama” that was one of the high points, everybody started singing – from the Prime Minister go down.” ETIENNE CHARLES.
The launch of “Street Party” will see performances from Etienne and Friends, with special guest David Rudder. In addition to the food on sale, patrons will be served complimentary corn soup and doubles. For more information on tickets and the launch, interested persons can call 868-360-0144.