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Local Violinists To Perform In Atlanta

Local talent is big in the Bahamas and yesterday a group of young talented violinists  visited  the JCN Studios   to showcase their talents and shareinformation on their upcoming ventures.

String City Violinists is a children’s string orchestra in Nassau consisting of about 72 talented youngsters  ranging in ages  from  age   4  to 16. The group has been around for about 8 years and continues to perform locally and internationally.

When asked what inspired these pop- ups,  Ms. Adelia Major responded saying, “We have received an invitation of performance from the Martin Luther  KingCenter in commemoration of the 55th Anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King and we would like to bring awareness to the public because financially, we are in need and are raising funds to help thestudents travel to Atlanta.” Chris Curry also mentioned that the performance commemorates the anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech.

The group is very happy and considers it a privilege to be able to represent the Bahamas internationally, as they travel to Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta.

The cost of the trip is said to range from $10,000 to$11,000 to carry at least 20 members.

Mr. Curry stressed that these are immensely talented and confident young  people, as they not only specialize in Bahamian rake n scrape, but are alsoskilled in other genres of music.

12-year old Jordan Gibson, 13 old year Nazia Maycock and 11- year old Tricelle Curry shared their experiences in playing violin.

Jordan   said that the most challenging thing for him was knowing the difference between playing sharps and flats.

Nazia, young singer and violinists shared that as a three- year old, her experience was indeed challenging as she struggled keeping focus and holding the violin.

Tricelle, daughter of Chris Curry started playing at the age of 6 and said that the most challenging thing for her was slurring her notes and fingering.

The young violinists  say that they love the songs that are played, the simplicity of the exams given and the sound that the violin makes as it soothes them.

Tricelle, the youngest of the three, said that she is very excited for the trip to Atlanta as she was unable to attend the last trip, so this will be her chance to travel.

The talented young group is scheduled to take off to Atlanta to The Martin Luther Center on August 24TH– 26TH and  is  open to donations from the public.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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