by Judy John
Rhythms of Summer 2012 which takes place next month is carded to develop and showcase local musicians, as they interact with world class performers.
The musical show which was recently launched at the Spice Basket, will take place on Saturday July 7.
Matthias Williams Co-odinator of the Rhythms of Summer, said that the show is primarily geared at music development in Grenada.
Williams said they aim to do this in three ways.
The organizers would be bringing “World Class Performers” to interact with Grenadian musicians
It is also their intention to create and make available a stage so that local performers can, at least, showcase their talent through a music workshop or Master Class Workshop to be held on Friday, July 6 at the Spice Basket.
Williams pointed out that the workshop is free and opened to all musicians and music
The organizer said that during the workshop, the participants will be asked to perform for the instructors, and will be critiqued, in an effort to improve their skills.
Eddie and Quincy Bullen, world class musicians along with local musicians would be facilitating the workshop.
Williams thanked all the sponsors for their commitment and support towards the show that was started in 2008, especially main sponsor Flow Grenada.
Country Manager of Flow Grenada Gail Purcell said Flow invested in Rhythms of Summer, because of the developmental aspect the show offers.
“Flow believes the show has the ability to develop music and our local talent,” Purcell said.
Purcell who described the event a “quiet surprise,” encouraged the public to attend the show.
Main musicians carded to perform at the show are Quincy Bullen from Toronto, and Kevin Lyttle of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Local bands performing are Treo Entertaiment, Quiet Fire, Karess and Aiden Slinger, and Tonka Being.