Morlens School of Music Community Recital Series

If you are on-island during the weekend of April 5-6, and if you’d like to see a truly outstanding local event, don’t miss the Morlens School of Music Community Recital Series. It continues on Sunday April 6, 2014 when trombonist Leon Christie takes the stage at the St. Augustine’s Anglican Church.

Leon is a 5th Form student at the ALHCS. He has blossomed into a fluent, confident musician and is looking forward to his first solo performance. He is also an excellent steel pannist and a proficient bassist, talents which will also be on display at the much anticipated event.

The Morlens Community Series commenced in February of 2013 and has placed several young talents on stage during the year to rave reviews from appreciative audiences. Violinist/saxophonist Remieko Richards will follow Christie in the month of May.

Now a word from those who organize these tremendous events…

“The management of the Morlens School wishes to express gratitude to all who have been unwavering in the support of our local musical youth and generous in their donations toward the Series’ beneficiaries – the Blossom Centre and the ALHCS concert band.”

Put this on your calendar and let them know how you loved it, or ask if you have questions, at their Facebook page.

Morlens School of Music Recital with Leon Christie

The 1st Annual Pumphouse DaddyRoots Reggae Festival

If you’re in Anguilla on December 29th, here’s a one-of-a-kind event that belongs on your “don’t miss” list…

The Pumphouse is inaugurating its 1st Annual DaddyRoots Reggae Fest on Sunday, December 29th, 2013. If you’re into reggae, this is the place to be. If you’ve yet to discover the joy of its rhythms and lyrics, it’s also THE time to learn!

Pumphouse Reggae Fest

DaddyRoots, world-famous reggae artist, is the headliner. But check out the poster to see the all-star lineup of local reggae musicians…

Bankie Banx, DJ Legend, True Intentions, Sprocka, Versatile Vibes, Connis Vanterpool.

This is a festival that is full of headliners! No doubt, this is going to be one unforgettable, fest of an event during this festive season.

And, in the spirit of festive giving, a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales goes to “The DaddyRoots & The Pumphouse Music Scholarship Fund.” Proceeds from the fund go toward a young, local and highly talented musician to further his/her studies in the musical field.

Judges from Anguilla and Los Angeles select the deserving recipient. So spread the good tidings. Tell your your friends, tell your families!

Reggae fanatic or novice, head for the Pumphouse on the 29th.

DaddyRoots’ Roots

Born in Anguilla, DaddyRoots was a regular performer at The Pumphouse before making a name for himself internationally. He went on to thrill audiences in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

His music has been chosen for numerous films, including the movies “On Falling”, “Broken Flowers” starring Bill Murray and the BBC Lifetime Movie “The Fugitive”. Three of his songs were chosen for the 2011 Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston movie, “Just Go With it”.

Winner of Best Reggae Male Vocalist in the 2006 L.A. Music Awards, Daddy Roots has also been nominated for a host of other awards including the Hollywood’s HMMAwards in 2012 for Best Reggae Song, “Sunshine.”

Be There or Be Square

This is going to be the type of show where you’ll be excited to say, “We were there.” Doubtless, like Woodstock, there’ll be many more making that claim who can fit in The Pumphouse.

Advance tickets are only $12 and $15 at the door. For more information or to reserve your tickets (and we suggest doing it fast), call…

264-497-5154 or 264-584-8912

You can reach the Pumphouse, a true Anguilla institution, at its Facebook page and at Twitter.