The world is filled with interesting and amazing people. Here at Culture, Arts & Music, we are always searching for ways to bring these amazing people to you. Whether it’s bringing together steelbands from around the country, bringing up a school of kids from Trinidad, inviting in a Brasilian jazz trio from the east coast, or featuring amazing local artists, CAM is always looking for that next immersive learning experience to share world diversity.
None of this is possible without your support. Please consider helping us bring some amazing cultural experiences to our community by becoming a CAM Culturati.
Our featured project right now is Cousoumeh. This amazing experience is happening on August 31 at 7:00 PM. Tickets available from the Woodstock Opera House now for only $5!
This project is bringing up nearly 50 students from Trinidad ages 6 and up to perform for a local church, school and at the Woodstock Opera House.
Cousoumeh’, is a Caribbean expression, one derived from our African ancestors who were brought to the islands and with them, a melee of dialects married to French. It means to, simmer … soak in, really, to melt in a collective oneness of a dish. In the little village of Siparia, in South Trinidad, the Cousoumeh Movement makes, “plural become singular, pieces become whole, the individual becomes the collective.”
It is here, that 6-year-old steelpan musicians play proudly with jazz contemporaries, and the passion for music envisioned by pannist Akinola Sennon finds its true flavor in the ensemble of steel in a revolutionary new sound.
For many of the young players, it will be their first leaving the country and their first experience playing for an international audience. This may also be the only opportunity for some of these students to visit the US.
The U.S. Embassy in Trinidad has offered promotional assistance for the band as they travel, which is a huge cost in itself but your help can ensure proper accommodations for the students and staff upon arrival.
For more information, please contact Matt Potts at 815-575-8587 or firstname.lastname@example.org