Pinelands Creative Workshop pays tribute to Gabby in song, dance and music

These young cricketers were bowled over during Hit It.
These young cricketers were bowled over during Hit It.

It was musical treat that married the hits of calypso maestro Gabby and the talents of 30 youngsters in one great show.

Last night, the Plantation Garden Theatre was filled with the sounds of the musical icon, who was honoured by the participants of the Pinelands Creative Workshop’s Camp Fusion in song, dance and music.

The campers delighted the audience, comprising specially invited guests, parents and friends, with their skills while highlighting the nine time Pic-O-De-Crop monarch’s hits of yesterday such as, Jack, Boots and Bridgetown.

Some of the dancers showed their moves to Burn Mr. Harding and Windforce, while young female dancers in black outfits and red caps dared the boys, donned in cricketing whites, to Hit It.

Rayna Garnes singing Needles and Pins.
Rayna Garnes singing Needles and Pins.

Lead singers Kaiera Garnes and Imani Walcott gave a good account of themselves in their rendition of Jack and when Walcott and Tisharah Hoyte teamed up to sing the popular Boots, they were equally in fine voice.

Rayna Garnes, who attends primary school, sang that timeless Needles and Pins, Taliah Mottley sang Bajan Fisherman, while vocal instructor for the young singers, Rhesa Garnes, sang the classic Culture, which brought Gabby the calypso crown in the mid-1980s.

Gabby, accompanied by the whole cast, did another brilliant rendition of Well Done.

The icon, real name Anthony Carter, was also presented with an award by the CEO of Pinelands Creative Workshop, Rodney Grant, who was also the Artistic Director of the show.

The students were also presented with certificates.

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