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UWI, Roy Cape and Media 21 sign MOU to unveil star-studded “Classic Concert”

For Release Upon Receipt - January 27, 2015

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – Yesterday, January 26, The University of the West Indies (UWI) joined with UWI Honorary Graduate legendary musician and bandleader Roy Cape, and leading provider of audio visual technology, Media 21 Limited, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Classic Concert: A Caribbean Man. A Tribute to Black Stalin. The MOU was signed as a strategic partnership between the three entities, with net proceeds of the event to be paid over to another UWI Honorary Graduate: veteran calypsonian Leroy Calliste (Black Stalin), for defraying his medical expenses.   

Carded for Sunday February 22, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency, the Classic Concert will be a premiere event that not only showcases the range, versatility and talents of Roy Cape and his band, All Stars, but will also present many veterans and upcoming artists of Trinidad and Tobago’s music industry. The line-up includes notable entertainers such as Mungal Patasar, Raymond Ramnarine, Explainer, Kurt Alleyne, Destra Garcia, Olatunji Yearwood, Blaxx, Kees, Nigel Rojas, Singing Sandra, Sugar Aloes, The Honourable Minister Winston (Gypsy) Peters, Machel Montano , David Rudder, Professor Hollis Liverpool (Chalkdust), Kevin Calliste, Brother Valentino, Errol “Bally” Ballantyne,  Len “Boogsie” Sharpe and Twiggy, among others.  

According to Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat, “This concert will be a tribute to honorary graduate of The UWI St. Augustine Campus, Black Stalin. A veteran in his own right who has contributed significantly to the music, culture and the arts in Trinidad and Tobago!  To this end, it is in the spirit of philanthropy that the proceeds of this event will go towards the recovery of the prolific Mr. Calliste.” Professor Sankat also used the occasion to thank Mr. Roy Cape and all the others artists involved in this event for supporting not only The UWI St. Augustine Campus in the initiative, but also for pledging their support for Black Stalin who “paved the way for so many young artists today”. The Campus Principal also invited other corporate entities and members of the public to support this the event. 

The MOU was signed at the Main Salon of the Office of the Campus Principal by Mr. Sharan Singh, Director of The UWI St. Augustine's Office of Institutional Advancement and Internationalisation, Mr. John Afoon, Director of Media 21 Limited and Mr. Roy Cape in the presence of Professor Sankat and other specially invited guests.  

Tickets for the concert are priced at TT$1000 and will be available at the Hyatt Box Office as well as at The UWI Main Administration Building. For further information, please call 224-3740, 3739 or 702-8783 


About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website: 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)