Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dr. Kathy Brown brings folk music to Suriname

Pianist Dr. Kathy Brown flew to the Suriname on Wednesday for two performances in the capitol Paramaribo this Saturday. Fresh from her Jamaica Music Academy’s Best Instrumental Album nomination, the Jamaican pianist will join Surinamese-Chinese pianist Faron in two concerts dubbed The Rhythm and Soul of My Piano

The concerts, being staged at the Revormed Church, Centrum Kerk (Church Square) in the Surinamese capitol, will have one performance for school children Saturday afternoon to be followed later by another open to the general public.

The children’s concert is aimed at exposing youngsters to the Western Classical music of Europe and folk music of the Caribbean. Accordingly, Faron will perform a repertoire of Chopin Mazurkas, etudes and Scherzo representing western classics while Kathy Brown’s repertoire is composed of mainly og Jamaican folk music...

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