The members of Chibale, Ajani, Kayode and Shomari held the audience at last Friday's NALIS Emancipation celebrations spellbound with their drumming skills. The recently formed group and the newest addition to the Idakeda family, were supported with the vocal talents of Shanya Springer, another child of Idakeda.
Their drumology which took place after remarks by Chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee, Khafra Kambon, began with chants to the Orisa gods and continued with rhythms ranging from traditional West African, to beats indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago such as the 'Stick Fight' or Calinda rhythm.
We at Idakeda warmly thank veteran drummer "Redman", who took time from his very demanding commitments to train the group and appear with them at the event.
We also express our appreciation to the National Library management and staff for their confidence in the young performers and for providing them with an opportunity to appear before a live audience.
It seems that Chibale can only go from strength to strength, as they've now been asked to perform for the crowds which which will be in attendance at the Youth Day at the Emancipation Village!
Keep checking the site for photos from Chibale's first public performance.