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UWI CCFA presents 'Musicanova'

For Release Upon Receipt - January 25, 2008

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Centre for Creative and Festival Arts (CCFA) will host their second Musicanova concert on Sunday 17th February, 2008 at the School of Continuing Studies Auditorium, Gordon Street, St. Augustine. The concert, an undertaking of the Music Literacy Trust, is a celebration of original musical compositions created specifically for the steelpan.

Mr. Satanand Sharma, Head of the CCFA described Musicanova as an “…an intervention that places music literacy as an integral part of the creative process in generating musical works written specifically for the steelpan and piano, giving composers the opportunity to explore the possibilities of the instrument combinations and to give full rein to their music notation vocabulary.”

The first Musicanova competition was presented by the Music Literacy Trust in collaboration with the CCFA and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). The winners of this competition were Atiba Williams with his outstanding composition of ‘Pan Sunrise’, Nigel Diaz and Vanessa Headley. These winning compositions will be performed at the second Musicanova concert on February 10th.


  • Ms. Marissa Brooks

  • Faculty/Department

    Faculty of Humanities & Education
    Centre for Creative and Festival Arts

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