“Navidad y Jazz” concert at Venezuelan Embassy deemed a great success
Navidad y Jazz
December 31, 2021

“Navidad y Jazz” concert at Venezuelan Embassy deemed a great success

The final activity organised by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Venezuela and St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), was hailed a rousing success.

“Navidad y Jazz”, the Christmas Jazz concert organised by the embassy through the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation Hugo Chavez Frias, in conjunction with this country’s Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development and Culture was held on December 28.

A release from the embassy said the “Ultimate 5” Jazz Band, the famous Vincentian violinist Darron Andrews and DaBand, and the students of “Bethel” Secondary School; Kyle Williams and Oswin Hazelwood with the Steel Pan delighted the audience with their wonderful musical repertoire.

The Ultimate 5 Jazz Band performed a musical tribute with a majestic rendition of the Venezuelan song “Moliendo Café” which received a standing ovation from the Vincentians in attendance that resulted in an encore.

The band’s saxophonist, Oswald Williams presented this musical piece “Moliendo Café” to thank the people and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between these Caribbean nations and highlighted all the joint work that is currently being carried out with the Venezuelan diplomatic mission to promote culture between the two brotherly countries.

The head of the Venezuelan diplomatic mission in SVG, Francisco Pérez Santana, explained that despite the economic blockade imposed by the US government against the Venezuelan people, the Bolivarian government continues to work to promote Venezuelan culture around the world. “We decided to hold this activity because we believe and are convinced that the best way to resist these attacks is to unite and carry out this type of activity that highlights the culture, identity and resistance of our peoples, allowing us to showcase our strengths and brilliant musical creations,” he said.

For her part Director of Culture of SVG, Maxine Browne highlighted the effort and solidarity that the government and the Bolivarian people have shown to the people of the Caribbean and in particular to SVG.

“We are very happy to have the friendship of Venezuela. We thank the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for all the cultural work that is being developed, we hope to continue strengthening these spaces”, Browne said.

The various Vincentian entities joined in this great idea of bringing a space of culture, peace and healthy entertainment to the Vincentian people.