David Rudder visits UWI next week Monday



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One cannot understand the Trinibagonian psyche without understanding Carnival. In the same way we cannot understand Carnival fully without understanding the Mas and the Music that goes along with it. The Office of the Humanities and Education Representative of the UWI St Augustine, Guild of Student will offer students, staff and the public an opportunity to heighten their understanding of the Trinidad and Tobago musical art form by granting them the chance to interact in a truly unique manner with David Michael Rudder.

Rudder, who has long been regarded as one of Trinidad and Tobago’s best musical exports, will take part in this once in a life time event which has been titled Tales from a strange land with David Michael Rudder: The legend and his Music.


The event will take place at the UWI’s Daaga Auditorium from 7-9pm on Monday February 6th, 2012 and will take the form of an interview in front of a live audience. This will be hosted by Clydeen McDonald, the Humanities and Education Representative, as a part of the Guild’s Annual Campus Carnival Week celebrations.

The week which will also include events such as the Guild’s Calypso Competition along with a Soca and Chutney Fete has been theme Fete IN Federation in recognition the 50th Anniversary of the dismantling of the British West Indies Federation. The theme, which is meant to bring greater awareness about the idea of regionalism, is primarily targeted to an audience of young adults and future leaders with an expectation that the events hosted will appeal to them and resonate with their innate leadership, and civic and scholastic intelligences.

The event: Tales from a strange land with David Michael Rudder will focus on Rudder’s life in three segments: his past; what’s going on in his life at present; and his goals for the future. Rudder will also reveal his source of musical inspiration, talk about his journey to superstardom and discuss the issues that concern him most.

For further information, please contact The Office of the Humanities and Education Representative of the UWI St Augustine, Guild of Student at 6843921 or BB PIN: 21750018 or Email connectfhe@gmail.com

Clydeen McDonald is photographer, journalist and Guild Councillor. Check out his page at The Hub

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