September 23, 2020

‘Come Back Home’ to Cayman

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unnamed-7 unnamed-8 unnamed-9 An evening of entertainment with the Cayman Islands Folk Singers and Guests

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation will present on October 24 and 25, ‘Come Back Home’, a unique and entertaining musical evening, which promises to take audiences ‘Back to the Heart of Cayman’.

has invited a cadre of talented local musicians to join with The Cayman Islands Folk Singers to entertain the entire family. This special concert will be held at the Harquail Theatre and audiences can look forward to performances by the Cayman Islands Folk Singers, together with many of Cayman’s well-known musicians and performers. The impressive lineup includes The Cayman Cowboy, , as well as the Calypso Cowboy, . Quincy Brown will join and, together with Paula Scott, will transport concert attendees back to Cayman’s kitchen dance days with hits such as Hafford’s Jamboree and Dog War in Watering Place.

unnamed-10In this concert, The Cayman Islands’ Folk Singers (CIFS), a company of amateur singers and musicians formed in 2009, continues its mission to bring to the people of the Cayman Islands, folk music works of the highest possible artistic and technical standards.

Lorna Bush, Manager of CIFS, asserts, “The work of a group, such as the Cayman Islands Folk Singers, helps to preserve a vital part of Caymanian heritage, which may otherwise have been overlooked because of the sparse documentation on this subject. The folk songs and accompanying folk customs, serve to present a glimpse into our history and, more importantly, help to provide a framework within which we can continue to define ourselves as a people.”

True to its moniker, the programme also takes into consideration the works of Cayman’s younger generation, many of whom, have ‘wandered far’ but consistent with the sentiments of our National Song, have Come Back Home, equipped with new skills and styles. It is in this vein that the concert will showcase the work of Cayman’s classically trained musicians and performers, Arek Nicholson and Nicole Barnett.

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“It is necessary to preserve our folk music so that it can be seen and heard for what it is; we need to remove these songs from ‘beneath the breadfruit trees’, where they were being obscured from the imaginations of our young people, and bring them centre stage for all to enjoy,” said Henry Muttoo, Artistic Director at CNCF.

Guest artists:

Andy Martin, Dexter Bodden, Quincy Brown, Arek Nicholson, Raymond Scott & others

Harquail Theatre – Friday and Saturday (Oct 24 & 25)

7:00 PM Sharp

Tickets $15 Adult and $10 Youth (12 yrs and under)

Available at Funky Tangs; Foster’s Airport and CNCF 949-5477

 

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