Title: Corsbie, Waithe thrill at Theatre Guild
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA00100684/00001
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Title: Corsbie, Waithe thrill at Theatre Guild
Physical Description: Newspaper clipping
Language: English
Publisher: Stabroek News, Tuesday, 26 August 2008, page 3A
Publication Date: 2008
Subject: Caribbean
Corsbie, Ken
Waithe, Keith
Abstract: Article reports on the crowd-pleasing performances by well-known Guyanese, storyteller Ken Corsbie and flautist Keith Waithe at the Theatre Guild on Sunday, 24 August 2008.
Funding: Digitized with funding from the Digital Library of the Caribbean grant awarded by TICFIA.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00100684
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA X 2008

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STABROEK NEWS, Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Corsbie, Waithe thrill at Theatre Guild

Famed Guyanese performers
Ken Corsbie and Keith
Waithe were the major fea-
tures of a truly entertaining
performance held at the
Theatre Guild on Sunday
evening. In front of a packed
auditorium, both performers
delivered crowd pleasing acts
which left the audience want-
ing mdre.
Corsbie with over five
decades in the theatre busi-
ness entertained the crowd
with his storytelling and
comic routine which sent
those in the audience into
peals of laughter. He clearly
showed that even at 78, he has
lost none of his skill as an
entertainer. Further proof of
this was his energetic dancing

which formed part of his rou-
Later in the evening Keith
Waithe displayed why he is
such a highly regarded
flautist, as he delivered some
beautiful solo renditions.
Later on, he teamed up with
the group called Buxton
Fusion to perform some cul-
turally spiced items. Buxton
Fusion is a group which com-
prises Afro-and Indo-
Guyanese musicians who play
some of the traditional
African and Indian musical
instruments. Members of the
audience were seen jiving and
clapping to the combination
of sound produced by the
congo drums, the maracas, the
flute, the dholak and other

instruments. One of the high
points of their performance
was the rendition of the song
'Buxton Spice'.
The programme also fea-
tured a Kathak dance perfor-
mance by Shana Somaroo.
The young woman, who is an
American of Guyanese
parentage, was another whose
performance was well
received by the audience.
As the event ended, the
packed audience, which
included Sir Shridath
Ramphal, gave the performers
a resounding round of
applause, no doubt showing
appreciation for what was a
very pleasant evening of
entertainment from some of
Guyana's finest talents.

Keith Waithe

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