SOCALYPSO Captures Talent Of Signal Hill Alumni Choir | A.C.E. Caribbean Event Review

SOCALYPSO Was An Incomparable Music Production Of All The Best Parts of Caribbean Music

Caribbean people are always eager to see a great production.. could be a  show,a  party or anything in between…We are always ready for  ‘a lime’.

Sunday, January 7 2018 was a mix of all these elements as Signal Hill Alumni Choir presented their show of all shows in SocaLypso.

Along with a star studded cast which included Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, Oscar B and Shurwayne Winchester, Signal Hill Alumni Choir, comprising of both a Trinidadian chapter and a Tobagonian chapter came together under the esteemed directorship of John Arnold to produce a masterful production of calypso and soca medleys.

The music was artfully presented to the audience. Using a restaurant menu as its musical palette, the group painted a picture of musical  harmony.

First came an appetizer, featuring musical oldies like Tobago Crusoe’s “Pacro Water”;

Then came the salad featuring tunes like Shadow’s “Poverty is Hell”  by the Might Shadow and “Trini to de Bone” by the renowned  calypsonian David Rudder.

For the main course, we heard captivating melodies like Rudder’s “Oil and Music”.

Finally  there was the musical dessert ‘to die for’ which included the cross over musical hit ‘Differentology‘ by soca artist Bunji Garlin,  Voice’s “Far From Finished” and Ray Holman’s thought provoking piece, “Oh Trinidad” which ended the evening’s performance.

What really brought this show together was the masterful way in which Arnold developed on the group’s various harmonies (he credits his childhood grounding in church hymnals for this unique talent). What a well choreographed and captivating show it was!




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