Shake with ca­lypso rhythm

Isis Town and Country - - Childers Festival -

ALVIN and d’Band Jah­butu are ar­guably the most au­then­tic ca­lypso band this side of the Caribbean Sea.

They have the look, moves, and grooves to get the toes tap­ping, the waist­line mov­ing, the vo­cals chords hum­ming and the dance floor shak­ing.

Jah­butu cre­ates a vi­brant, colour­ful and ex­cit­ing blend of tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary West In­dian mu­sic.

The mu­sic is a blend of ca­lypso, soca, funky reg­gae beats and Afro Latino rhythms.

Front­man Alvin Rostant, also known as Jah­butu hails from Trinidad.

He learnt to play the steel pan with his fa­ther’s band The Cava­liers who were re­spon­si­ble for tak­ing the steel drum to the world.

He has done count­less gigs in Childers, Bund­aberg and the Wood­ford Mul­ti­cul­tural Fes­ti­vals just to name a few.

Alvin is also the fa­mous Banana Joe char­ac­ter who vis­its all pri­mary schools with the Queens­land Arts Coun­cil-spon­sored Banana Joe Show.

Alvin rev­els in men­tor­ing keen pan play­ers at home and play­ing at fes­ti­vals and cor­po­rate gigs Aus­tralia-wide.

Alvin sur­rounds him­self with mu­si­cians that are tal­ented, pro­fes­sional and en­ter­tain­ing.

What ever the oc­ca­sion, Alvin de­liv­ers.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

PER­FOR­MANCE: Lead singer Alvin from Alvin and the Jah­butu Band will per­form at the Childers Fes­ti­val.

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