Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
Created by Geraldine Connor
Executive Producer David Lascelles
Co-executive Producer Terry Suthers
Filmed & Edited by Ashley Karrell
Carnival Messiah at Harewood
This work is a Caribbean re-visioning of Handel's oratorio. The musical combines Handel's music with the imagery of Trinidad's Carnival and other ritualistic practices to tell the story of Christ -- from his birth to his resurrection.
A 1,000-seater big-top in the grounds of Harewood House is the venue for a re-staging of Carnival Messiah during September 2007. It will be a symbolic commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
The backdrop of Harewood House, built in the mid-18th century with money made from the sugar trade, brings a special resonance to Carnival Messiah. The production has its origins in the chaos and colour of carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, and Leeds.
ReddeemeR is an excerpt from the second half of show. - Watch more http://ning.it/1c9zJ6T