Trinidad & Tobago’s National Steel Symphony Orchestra (N S S O) will be appearing at the Ninth China International Folk Art Festival that begins on September the 14th, in Yichang, Hubei Province.
The folk art festival, will showcase over three hundred artistes, from thirteen countries, under the theme: Developing Folk Arts, Promoting Friendship And Peace.
The twenty one member steel band ensemble, led by music director/conductor Jessel Murray, is scheduled to appear at the festival’s opening ceremony and are booked for thirteen days of performances. The will also be visiting Beijing for four days, after the Folk Art Festival ends.
This official visit, was facilitated by the Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism, under a government-to-government cultural exchange programme between T&T and China. This is just one of the many exchanges, to arise from the Chinese President’s visit, to the twin island state, back in June.
Formed in late two thousand and seven, the players that make up the NSSO, are selected through a rigorous audition process, for both the high quality of their technical skills, and music reading abilities.
Contact the Ministry of Soca via the links below: