Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mentoring by the Masters 2015 Groups share their work as Training Sessions close

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The Songwriting cohort of the 2015 Mentoring by the Masters Programme showcased their musical compositions to a small audience of fellow participants, ministry officials and well-wishers at the Brown Cotton Theatre Building on Ana Street, Woodbrook on Saturday 19th September.  The group has been under the mentorship of Winsford Devines and were eager to share Read More

Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Republic Day!

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“Republic [noun]: A state or nation in which the supreme power rests in all the citizens entitled to vote (the electorate), and is exercised by representatives elected, directly or indirectly, by them, and responsible to them.” (Source) Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language (Unabridged 2nd Ed. 1973) In 1976, Trinidad and Tobago Read More

Apply Now for Creative Skills Training Programme for Arts Practitioners

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The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Trinidad and Tobago, prepares for the World Cultures Connect ‘Creative Skills’ training programme for arts practitioners from the 16-18th October 2015, having joined forces with Visiting Arts, alongside The Africa Centre, South Africa and The Pacific Arts and Culture Foundation in Fiji on the comprehensive Culture Read More

Third Workshop for Visual Artists held in Partnership with The Art Society

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The Artist Registry has been finding ways to provide more than just database registration services to the artistic community. This workshop, comes on the heels of a country-wide outreach exercise at various TT Connect centres during the month of August and at the close of one of its annual flagship initiatives, Mentoring by the Masters. The Read More

Free Community Concert on Republic Day – Seasons II

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The country is set to observe its 39th anniversary of Republic Day and the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts is partnering with the Diego Martin Carnival Committee to host a free community concert called Seasons II. The concert features: National Steel Symphony Orchestra National Philharmonic Orchestra With appearances by : Funny, Trinidad Rio, Lord Read More

Research Unit Pilots Multimedia Skills Training Exercise in Siparia

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The Research Unit of the Culture Division is tasked with developing initiatives that support the preservation of our tangible and intangible cultural heritage. A pilot project guided by this objective was recently brought to an official close in July this year. Members of the La Divina Pastora Church in Siparia and the wider community underwent Read More

Cultural Exchange With China, The Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra

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The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, in an effort to further promote cultural exchanges between China and Trinidad and Tobago, sent The Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra (FCCO) from 3rd to 7th February, 2015. The Orchestra comprised of eleven classically- trained master musicians who represent the most distinguished group of musicians associated with the Read More

Chinese Arts Troupe to perform in Trinidad September 26

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The Anhui Arts Troupe will pay a visit to Trinidad and Tobago for a series of performances to celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Hailing from the Eastern Province of Anhui in China, the Anhui Arts Troupe are a well travelled performing company. Their visit to Trinidad is part of a wider tour of Read More

Paul Keens-Douglas shares knowledge of Storytelling and Oral Traditions

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Since July, our Mentoring by the Masters participants have had a series of workshops with veteran storyteller Paul Keens-Douglas, learning about writing techniques for performance, word-coding, characters in oral-traditions. Storytelling predates writing as way of communicating, expressing imagination, going beyond the realm of the possible, through the use of words and songs. We are thankful Read More

National Philharmonic to take its music to Tobago

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The Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism is pleased to take the musicianship of the National Philharmonic Orchestra to Tobago this coming weekend. Members of orchestra have a full-day of work-shopping and concert performances carded for Saturday 12th September, 2015 at the Bishop’s High School. Classics in Tobago is the flagship event of this Tobago Read More

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