Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Foundation to host cancer charity event

The Carter Foundation, a non-profit organization, is throwing an event which seeks to donate its proceeds to the cancer treatment of cultural icon Cary Codrington of the Codrington Pan Family.

The Codrington Pan family is renowned in the Steelband fraternity.

They are the defending champs of the Steelband Music Festival—Pan is Beautiful competition which they won with a composition done by Keisha Codrington, one of the children.

In the first 10 years of the family band’s existence, they had performed in over one thousand engagements at hotels, Government events, competitions, as well as other public and private events.

Further to their accomplishments, the Codrington Pan Family has won over fifteen different steelpan competitions.

The event, hosted by the Carter Foundation, will take place at the Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC), Lecture Room E, at UWI St. Augustine on Saturday July 8, at 7 pm. Tickets cost $200.

Patrons will be treated to the exciting sounds of Amantes de Parranda parang group, the Codrington Pan family, local reggae band Nex Chapta, spoken word artist Omare Asson, and much more.

The Carter Foundation is a non-profit organisation that is grounded in culture. The organisation is focused on maintaining and preserving all cultural art forms indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago.

The Carter Foundation said “it is our desire to give as much assistance to an icon that has added so much richness to the culture of our nation and the richness of the legacy of our world-class national instrument, the pan. The citizens must not miss the opportunity to lift up one of our special cultural contributors, especially in such a time as this. He needs our help.”

Interested persons can contact the Carter Family at 488-4187, 303-7304 or 784-9175, or the Codrington family at 750-9030. They can also check out their event page on Facebook entitled “Impact-Vol 2” or The Carter Foundation’s page.

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