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(For Immediate Release)
Attention: News Editors

The Ministry of The Arts and Multiculturalism partners with the TT Music Association for Music Festival 2012


The Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism has partnered with the Trinidad and Tobago Music Association (TTMA), to create a new category entitled ‘national songs’ for this year’s 30th Biennial Music Festival.  

This initiative is part of a series of activities commemorating Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th anniversary of Independence. It is intended to instill a sense of national pride in competitors and audience members alike who participate in this year’s 30th Biennial Music Festival, already underway at venues throughout the country.

Competitors in the national song category will vie for some 19 trophies in the Junior and Open classes of the music festival. Sponsored by the Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism, the trophies were specially designed by local artist Gabriella D’Abreau, and will be presented at the championship round of the competition.

Since the inaugural festival in March 1948, the Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival hosted by the TTMA has enjoyed widespread popularity, claiming its space as a tradition among participants particularly in the genre of classical music. It has endured as a platform for young and aspiring musicians and vocalists, many of whom later credit the festival for the launch of their successful music careers.

This year marks 65 years of the TTMA’s music advocacy and persistent efforts to foster an appreciation for the music of composers the world over. Equally inspired through its core mandate is the Ministry, as it collaborates with TTMA in one of several initiatives designed to infuse the notion of patriotism throughout this year’s golden anniversary celebrations.

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