Laura and Nigel chat with acclaimed jazz musician Etienne Charles from Trinidad and Tobago about how he built his international career. His forays into the business of music in the United States are examined to understand how building a personal music corporation is necessary for sustained growth and success in the industry beyond the borders.
ETIENNE CHARLES is PERFECTLY POSITIONED to GLOBALIZE the TRINIDAD MUSIC -- especially so with some CROSS-OVER COMPOSITIONS.
... but I would like to see him integrate some of the MODERN SOCA in one of his compositions and lean a little MORE COMMERCIAL!!! Or at least DEVELOP a YOUNG ARTISTE in that direction ... if he feels that his musical message has to maintain a CERTAIN PURITY.
ROARING LION ~ CARNIVAL LONG AGO (J'OUVERT BARRIO)
Etienne Charles - J'ouvert Barrio
Etienne Charles - Black Echo V Steel
Pan Solo Order – KaREEM Thompson, Andre White, Earl Brooks Jr.