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Published on October 9th, 2014 | by Robbie Joseph

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Top musicians to lead First Citizens music workshops

The promoters of the 2014 T&T Steel Pan and Jazz Festival (TTSJF) have recruited an exceptional line-up of facilitators for the 12th annual First Citizens Workshops for Young Musicians Series, to be held October 13 to 17 at locations across Trinidad.  The workshop series, sponsored since 2003 by First Citizens, will this year introduce instruction in tabla and conga drums with sessions led by Amarnath Maharaj and percussionist Gadwin Vargas from Puerto Rico.

Joining Maharaj and Vargas as facilitators is Trinidad’s Natasha Joseph, steelpan arranger, teacher and drill master for 2014 Panorama champions Phase II Pan Groove.

Also from Trinidad, singer/songwriter, producer and engineer Keithson-Jon Cruickshank will lead the workshops’ vocal sessions. Brothers Michael (Ming) and Aaron Low Chew Tung will, respectively, lead workshops in keyboard and guitar. The brothers’ numerous musical and educational endeavours include Michael leading the Caribbean-jazz ensemble Elan Parle, while Aaron who holds a BFA, plays with the fusion band Hyjnx.  Latin Grammy nominee, trumpeter Charlie Sepúlveda, professor in Latin Jazz standards and Afro-Cuban music at Puerto Rico’s Conservatory of Music in San Juan, will return as the workshop’s lead facilitator.

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