In­stru­men­tal mu­sic at civic func­tions

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE ED­I­TOR, Sir: I WAS not happy with some of the mu­si­cal ren­di­tions de­liv­ered at the In­door Sports Cen­tre in hon­our of our ath­letes re­cently.

I con­cede, though, that Ja­maicans on the whole will have dif­fer­ent tastes for the var­i­ous types of pop­u­lar mu­sic that iden­ti­fies our cul­ture these days.

RE­CUR­RING THEME

How­ever, what seems to have been hap­pen­ing over and again is that the or­gan­is­ers of these func­tions keep mak­ing the claim that in many an in­stance, they have not got­ten what they bar­gained for from these per­form­ers when it comes to con­tent, de­liv­ery for­mat, or style.

If I am cor­rect that or­gan­is­ers can­not guar­an­tee out­put at the point of de­liv­ery at these events, then the thing to do is to use live or recorded in­stru­men­tal mu­sic, which should fit the bill per­fectly, don’t you think? DER­RICK D SI­MON der­rickd­si­mon @ya­hoo.com

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