Casablanca Pan School-37
The late great Prime Minister & President from Tobago said "Streams into Rivers, Rivers into Seas......" So when I was invited to capture the experience of these youths from the Casablanca Steel Orchestra's Music School last evening, although by default(because Mr Sebero told me that media houses ignored his request to report the fundraising events in the past) I was elated about his group intentions . I was happier that I attended and still refuse to charge him my normal fee and risk fee by what the media prefer to show case about the youth of this beautiful country. What I saw last evening were some adults that are trying to keep our youths in check and allowing them to unearth the natural talents not only by playing the National instrument.BUT BY LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING OTHERS TOO-LIKE THIS YOUNG LADY WHO IS ALSO A VIOLINIST. THE GROUP WERE ALSO SUPPORTED BY A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE NEARBY HOLY NAME CONVENT.WHO BROUGHT A TEAM OF YOUTH FROM THE SCHOOL TO PERFORM AS PARANGDEROS.
If I should add ,at that time he used the metaphor as an argument to prevent further negativity in this blessed country(you may also say possibly that he was seeing his nation's future in his crystal ball and attempted to reverse it). I am not that gifted. I am only a student of life mysteries and the miseries that followed after the great President's death(one wonders if the decisive moment was already to late- that it had already reached close to the ocean).
I could understand why Mr Sebero is part of this venture because he was about to exit the National Housing Authority (like me he subscribes to the building block theory) when I had just started working there.
In this shot I emphasized - context-the instructional board with musical notes(white), the tenor pans at camera right, her musical sheet and easel on camera left and in the background ,the blurred image of barbed wire(symbol of the neighborhood ). Timelessness was also part of the theme.
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