Pagwah the Band and Natural Expression Present a celebration of Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day! On August 31st, 1962, Trinidad and Tobago declared their independence from Britain. This year commemorates 49 years as an independent nation. Come to Pagwah Village, 1815 Nostrand Avenue, on August 31st, 2011, for festivities including Natural Expression Rhythm Band, dance performance by Something Positive, special guest appearance by Calypsonian Lord Nelson, and MUCH MORE! Starts at 9:00 pm.
Despite a steady rain, several dozen people enjoyed an inspired performance by Natural Expression in the Plaza at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, on August 6th, 2011. The set-list included the Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare, “Ice Water,” “Orisha,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and more. Following the performance, audience members flocked to the band, asking for autographs, and buying up all of the group’s CDs. One fan, David, explained that he came out to Lincoln Center because he had so enjoyed seeing the group perform at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park back in July. “This band plays fun music,” David said.
In a press release, Lincoln Center referred to Natural Expression Rhythm Band as “Caribbean percussionists extraordinaire known for their incredible ‘Engine Room’—tire irons, graters, cowbells, triangles, and other noisemakers.”
The band will be showcased at the 41st season of Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors free concert series this Saturday, August 6th, at 6:00 pm.
Lincoln Center Plaza is located at the convergence of Broadway, Columbus Ave., and W 65th St. in Manhattan.
Hope to see you there!