Saturday, September 5, 2015

"Gift to you, Music is we glue."

...San Fernando West Secondary School puts on a show at Gulf City mall, La Romaine.

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Photos by Trevor Watson





"Gift to you, Music is we glue."

That was the theme of San Fernando West Secondary School's first annual musical concert held on Tuesday, at Gulf City mall, La Romaine.

The purpose of the concert was to educate the public about different types of music says teacher Sushma Gooljar, one of the teachers involved in the project.

Also assisting is Nandita Maharaj.

The concert is part of the school's project for the 2014 Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Young Leaders competition. This year's theme is "Diversity."

Gooljar said: "We wanted to show diversity in music. The concert was geared towards educating the public about music. Music not only entertains but it also unifies. The thing with young leaders is that the community should be involved and the concert attracted persons from different backgrounds and cultures."

At the concert, patrons heard music from the steelpan and African drums. There was also a fusion of tassa and African drumming, soca, east Indian and gospel songs.

In April, portfolios are expected to be submitted from the particapating schools to the judges.

Gooljar said apart from the concert, there was also a walk-a-thon and fund raising taking place at the school.

This year, the participants are Form Three pupils.

She said almost 20 pupils were participating.