‘Kambule, The Street Pageant' written by Eintou Pearl Springer, will be performed again in 2012 on the streets of Port of Spain. The new spelling of the name of her play comes from the Kikongo word for Procession as revealed in research by local historian, Professor Maureen Warner-Lewis.
The stellar cast of previous Kambule performances returns this year. Muhammad Muwakil and Sterling 'Gamma' Kent, talented Spoken Word performers, tell the tale of the Kambule through their roles as the Pierrot, Keon Francis is the powerful Boisman, Kenneth Alexis is the charismatic Chantuel, songbird Camille Qwamina plays Jamette Woman Cariso Jane, Baby Doll is portrayed by Dara Healy and Eintou herself is spiritual elder, Ms. Edna. The Chibale Drumming Ensemble comprising Ajani Healy, Shomari Healy, Kayode Charles and Ire Charles are back as lead drummers for the production.
Executive Producers of the highly acclaimed production are the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago, while the Idakeda Group is the main Producer. Associate producer is Norvan Fullerton with additional co-ordinating support coming from veteran Theatre practitioners Anthony Hall and Louis Mc. Williams. Sound and lighting technician Victor Donawa brings his accustomed magic to the show, while Afi Ford and Jennifer John are the reliable and knowledgeable Stage Manager and Costume and Props coordinator.
Patrons can look forward to an even more exciting and professional performance as community groups and the main cast rehearsed together for the first time since this script was performed, making for a more cohesive and professional product.
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