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The art of songwriting

Dewars Crop Over

Senior Brand Manager, Bryden Stokes Ltd, Omar Beckles(r), NCF CEO, Carol Roberts-Reifer (second right), Dewars DJ Mentors, Kevin Marshall DJ Bubbles (front right) and Ryan Davis DJ Menace (partly hidden) share a light moment with some of the new artistes from Crop Over 2019 HOTT Bajarama who will be among the principal invitees to the workshop

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) and Dewars Scotch Whisky partnered to produce and promote the “Fuh De Culture” campaign during the recently concluded annual Crop Over Festival.

The major activation of the promotion encouraged consumers to purchase the Dewars brand during the Festival, with a portion of the sales being contributed to the further development of fledgling and up and coming performing artistes.

The NCF chose the art of songwriting as the area most in need of improvement among new artistes and in this regard, has teamed up with the producers of the “Soca Goes Gold” event to stage a songwriting and presentation workshop, tomorrow, Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.

The principal invitees to the workshop are the new artistes who appeared at the Bajarama events during Crop Over.  They will be joined by students of the Performing Arts programme of the University of West Indies.

The confirmed presenters are:

  • David Rudder – Trinidad and Tobago
  • Kernal Roberts – Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ian Webster – Barbados
  • Cheyne Jones – Barbados
  • Justin King (Jus-Jay) – Barbados
  • Anthony Nelson (Admiral) – Barbados

The workshop will assist the attending artistes in honing their craft in song forms, melodies, the interaction and use of rhythm and harmony, lyric writing and the use of technological advances in the industry.

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