Etienne Charles gave new meaning to the Folklore of Trinidad and Tobago when he presented the concert, Folklore Live at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.
The songs were supported by live characters drawing the listener into the music while giving a visual of stories of yesteryear.
The composer, educator and trumpeter took his frightful childhood stories and turned them into million-dollar music for the world to hear. If Charles takes what was seen at last Sunday’s concert on the road, success will be limitless.
This Michigan State University teacher is one TT national who usually comes back home to give the people a taste of his musical career as well as share his talent with others. Charles, with the help of Monlo Music (a family concern) put on some of the most professional concerts incorporating local musicians with his band of international musicians. Every concert has been successful to date and Sunday’s Folklore Live was exceptional.