Arturo to lead ‘Nights’ line-up
City?Nights, the concert, represents the best musically in the cultural industries and headlining that two-night show will be internationally acclaimed saxophonist Arturo Tappin.
Tappin will be joined by similarly renowned jazz singers Ci Ci and Marisa Lindsay, who have made their mark both locally and worldwide.
City Nights, a production of the Central Bank of Barbados, had its start in 1986 with a six-day event offering patrons the gamut of artistic expression. Over the years it has added a specific focus, featuring Tom Clarke’s The Polished Hoe in 2008, classical/pop music and an exhibition of the Central Bank’s art collection in 2009, and an adaptation of Timothy Callender’s The It So Happen Suite in 2010.
City Nights returns to a refurbished Frank Collymore Hall October 5 and 6.
Fran Wickham, manager of the hall at Church Village, The City, described this year’s event as “a two-night exclusive offering a rare and special opportunity to see the genius of one of our own internationally acclaimed musicians and a first on our stage, Arturo Tappin, who will be supported by dynamic sassy songstress Marisa Lindsay and our very first lady of jazz, Ci Ci”.
She said the artistes would be backed by two bands featuring some of the best musicians around.
Novaline Brewster, the Central Bank’s public affairs officer, said the event showcased “the best in our cultural industries” and encouraged Barbadians to come and support the two-day production.
“Our first Governor, Dr Courtney Blackman, said in 1986 that Frank Collymore Hall was a gift to the people; we urge you to partake of yet another gift from us to you, the people – City Nights, the concert.”