Gracias A la Vida – A Cultural Exchange experience

In celebration of the centennial of the Chilean artist Violeta Parra, one of the pioneers of the “Chilean New Song- the Nueva Canción Chilena“, the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts and the Embassy of Chile in Trinidad and Tobago present a concert entitled “Gracias A la Vida- Violeta Parra” at the Central Bank Auditorium on December 7th, 2017 from 7pm.

This event features well-known artistes Tita Parra, grand-daughter of Violeta Parra, Greco Acuna as well as the National Symphony Steel Orchestra (NSSO) of Trinidad and Tobago.  Founded ten years ago, the National Symphony Steel Orchestra (NSSO) of Trinidad and Tobago led by Artistic Director Akua Leith exclusively uses the Genesis pans (G-Pan). The G-Pans were developed at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine by a team led by national award winner Professor Brian Copeland, UWI St. Augustine Campus Principal. The ensemble represents the pinnacle of musical excellence in the arena of steelpan development.

This concert will further promote cultural exchanges between Chile and Trinidad and Tobago and provide a rich cultural experience.

Admission for this event is free but ticketed. For more information call 225-4030 extension 4030.