Mass Carib

 

I wrote this in 1987/8, for the Albany Empire. It subsequently played at the Purcell Room and a number 1 national tour.

 

Mass Carib at The Royal Naval College, London for the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic Slave Trade.

More recently it has been performed for the 200th Anniversary of the end of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich; The Mayor's Festival, Trafalgar Square; as a requiem for the victims of the Haitian earthquake at Hackney Empire and Kings Place. Most recently it was one of the highlights of the 50th Anniversary celebrations for Trinidad & Tobago's Independence, in London. Plans are currently underway to take Mass Carib to Trinidad and to perform and record it there with local artists.