Chibale (pron. chee bah leh) the drumming group comprising the children of Idakeda recently performed before a large and appreciative audience in honour of internationally renowned Cuban scholar Dr. Carlos Moore. The Blue Edition bookstore owned by Rawle and Patricia Gibbons hosted Dr. Moore at the Lloyd Best Institute Tapia House in Tunapuna.
Dr. Moore was in Trinidad and Tobago promoting his latest publication 'Pichon: A Memoir of Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba', with a foreword by African American poet Maya Angelou.
Members of the audience included academics, intellectuals and activists such as Khafra Kambon, Chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee, Clive Nunez, Trade Unionist and Activist, Winston Riley, President of the Joint Consultative Council for the Construction Industry of Trinidad and Tobago and Raf Robertson, internationally famous jazz muscian and a son of the soil.
Dr. Carlos Moore and all present were impressed with the skills of Ajani, Shomari, Kayode, Iremedi and Chantwelle Shanya, all ranging in ages from two to twelve years old. The group is carded to perform next at the upcoming Tobago Drumming Festival in July.
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