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“Pappy: A Tribute to Roy Cape” for UWI Classic Concert 2016

For Release Upon Receipt - December 17, 2015

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. December 16, 2015 – UWI Classic Concert has once again joined with Live at the Hyatt to celebrate and recognize the contributions of another of the country’s musical blessings. For the second edition of the event, the legendary Roy Cape will be honoured in a musical tribute titled ‘PAPPY: A Tribute to Roy Cape… He gave us the music.” This concert will take place on the last night of the Live at the Hyatt series, which happens to be the most loving night of the year, Sunday 14 February 2016, Valentine’s night.  

The show’s star-studded cast features big names in the business like 3Canal, David Rudder, Olatunji, Destra, Machel Montano and of course, lead singer Roy Cape’s All Stars and Blaxx. With the spectacular Live at the Hyatt stage and venue, this promises to deliver the premium experience that UWI Classic Concert has become known for. Last year, net proceeds of the event were paid over to another UWI Honorary Graduate: veteran calypsonian Leroy Calliste (Black Stalin), for defraying his medical expenses. The 2016 benefit concert will continue in the spirit of relationship building and goodwill and proceeds will help offset Cape’s medical expenses.  

In his career of nearly a half century, Cape has played in some of the greatest bands in calypso’s history, including Sparrow’s Troubadors. Added to this, a seven-year stint in the United States granted him the opportunity of playing in bands such as the Ron Berridge Orchestra as well as Hugh Hendricks and the Blues Busters of Jamaica. During his time as a musician, Cape’s talent has earned him a number of awards and recognitions, including Trinidad and Tobago’s Hummingbird Gold Medal in 2004, the Gayelle Pierrot Grenade award in 2005, and awards at the Plymouth Jazz Festival in Tobago in 2008 and at Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival in 2009. In 2011, Cape was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from The UWI St, Augustine Campus, since then he has affectionately been referred to as ‘Dr. Cape.’ 

For more information on “Pappy: A Tribute to Roy Cape” and to purchase tickets, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement and Internationalisation at The UWI St. Augustine Campus at 662-2002 exts. 82686 or 84184 or email 



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