Argentina may have made an early exit from the World Cup in Moscow, but some Argentine fans will be able to get a taste of the culture on July 14th.
That’s when Argentine musician Fidel Nadal will attend the First Citizens Pan Fusion at Ilaro Court as part of a collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina in Barbados.
Senior producer Karen Pestaina told reporters at the launch of the eighth edition of Pan Fusion on Monday at Ilaro Court that Nadal will be a major drawing card for this year’s event.
He has two Latin Grammy awards and is well known in Europe and Jamaica. Alongside Nadal, there will be regional acts, including the Alternative Quartet, a string quartet group from Trinidad and Tobago that blends strings and steel.
Addressing reporters, National Cultural Foundation Chief Executive Officer Cranston Browne explained the meaning of this year’s theme ‘Chrysalis’.
“The dictionary’s definition of ‘chrysalis’ is anything in the process of developing or growing, transformational or transitional,” he said.
He explained that the NCF was constantly looking for that blend of music to keep this niche audience captivated, “so you can say that we are always in [a] transformational stage. We [want] emerging talent [to rise] from their cocoons and realize their dreams, performing alongside regional, local and international greats”.
Browne noted that the event continues to grow every year, adding that they expect more than 1, 000 patrons. “We are growing [to] well over a thousand now and it has made its mark. It has been cemented into the minds and hearts of the public as the premium pan event in Barbados.”
Both sponsors C&W Business and First Citizens Investment Services Limited said that they were pleased to be part of the event. (KB)