At Queen's College
-An excellent show,
3 THE soaring, beautifully Ring" would be funny, if it'
disciplined voices of the were not so pathetic when
youthful Martinique Chorale oomrpared to the lively, lilt
performed with a richness of ing folk renditions of this
tone and range of style at young Martinique group.
!.he Queen's College Interna- Surinam was creditably re-
tional Presentation last Mon- presented by a Hindustani;
evening and impressed Group directed by Gurudath
roverr on the minds of the Kalasingh. and the hilgll~tr
6d a dience, the superb of their performance was he
song-artry of the people harvest dance which had a
of the tin' French island of rhhm that appealed to alli
Martinique. The dancing was excellent,
The religious renditions. comic and yet showed the
-performed in an exciting dancers' application to style:
modern "soul" style to the and techniques. They were
accompaniment of drums and accompanied on the organ,
percussion; their, folk-song the sitar, the dholak and the
presentations in 'whidh the tabla and the audience cheer.
young people put on shirts ed and cheered again.
and dresses of multi-coloured
Afro-prints; the rhythmic Of course the stellar per-
folk-d a n c e sequences .in formances. of the, evening
which the young people o wre given by the Martinique
tripped lightly and moved horale whose renditions of
their waists in unmistakable "SSig Out ,My Soul to the
West ,ridian style conspired Lord" and "Hear O Lord"
beautifully to put the per- done in a modern, religious
formanue of the Martiniquans nnusic style favoured by sing.
streets ahead of the other ing exponents in Trinidad,
pformers w*.o comprised brought the hQue down.
the ei~bth n1tenatiotnal pre- Later ShI*diZ meit r c, cbt
senWion, that nigbt. M fo 2tWqhue Sb8s thowed
Guyana was represented by Mrtai4qu C aoralq showed
the Police Male Voice Choir, veve and versalty with
Which to the minds of many their rousing, rhythm e per-
could 4o with some more formance of their traditional
imaginatively presented folk -olk songs.
pieces. Their performance of -It was an ele~a t show!
"A Coloured Girl in the V -0. 3.
akimbo and faces evening. sldneout a rousing in the .bn;when the poor.
with joy and mirth the folk song. Right: It's time to DW~t'.,orkers asked
girls of the Martinique dance and the colourfualt : a:ne cents' pay rise. The
(left), which per- garbed beauties and thr danee was to the accopa-
at the InternationST Afro-hatred boy counterparts meant of a string band and the
tion No, 8 at the flounce gaily to c~story told lilting voices of the Chorale
5 College on Monday iin song about the old days 'members.