DCFA Music Unit Staff Recital

Event Date(s): 25/11/2013

Location: Daaga Auditorium

The Music Unit staff of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) are pleased to present an eclectic mix of music to savour and enjoy on Monday November 25,  2013, at 8pm, at the Daaga Auditorium, UWI, St. Augustine. 

It is the first such recital that will feature the Music staff’s years of training to master musical instruments and musical genres. It will be a showcase of Western and Eastern music using instruments such as the piano, sitar, voice, marimba, santoor, steelpan and bansuri. Be witness to various cultural expressions from Europe, India, North America and Africa. Treat your ears to classical music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods and Contemporary Popular music. The recital will illustrate the DCFA’s diverse experiences, identities and cultural experiences as well as demonstrate who they and what the students of DCFA come to learn, experience and enjoy.

You are invited to experience the best of DCFA Music at The UWI. Admission to this recital is free. 

For the performance schedule, click here.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Josette Surrey-Lezama at 645-0873 , or josette.surrey-lezama@sta.uwi.edu


More about the DCFA Music Certificate Programme:  

When the Music Certificate programme was launched in 1992, it catered for music-literate musicians and steel pannists. The UWI felt that the cornerstone of the programme should be the steelpan, and this was even before the steelpan was acclaimed as the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. Since then, the music programmes at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) at The UWI have evolved. Now there is a Certificate and a BA programme.

The music programmes started as general, functional and broadly-based to nurture the understanding of music at the tertiary level, to equip graduates with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to continue into post-graduate programmes and emerge as educators in the field of music. It is understandable, then, why it has taken so long to have a DCFA Music staff recital. The focus has not been on performance over the years, but on Music Education, Music Theory and Musicology. Indeed, the students of DCFA – the UWI Steel, the UWI Chorale, the UWI Percussion Ensemble, the UWI Caribbean Contemporary Workshop, the UWI Indian Classical Ensemble and the UWI African Drumming Ensemble have enjoyed the spotlight on many occasions. Now the spotlight shines the persons holding the batons, the grade books and the power point presentations: the Music Unit staff.