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Art, music at Martin’s
I Play @ Martins is the name of a new series of live shows billed for Martin’s Piano Bar, on Woodford Street, Newtown.
This restaurant and showplace is well known throughout the Caribbean as a venue that supports musicians and fine artists.
Over the years, owner Martin Baptiste has hosted a number of wonderful live events, featuring many artistes (local, regional and international) of different genres and generations.
This new initiative is aimed at re-energising the space with art and music. I Play @ Martins is a series of events at the Woodford Street venue, featuring a myriad of artistes, well supported by their fans. On Fridays, from 5.30 pm, the After Work Lime will feature old time kaiso sessions, live performances and karaoke.
Every fourth Wednesday, from 7 pm, poetry will be the focus, with spoken word and music at the True Talk No Lie showcase.
This month’s edition is scheduled for May 28 and it will feature the top three finalists of the recent Verses Poetry Slam.
Also on the calendar at Martin’s are art exhibitions, dinner and live music, parties, concerts and fashion shows. There are also plans afoot for a games night.
Baptiste said this week that the front foyer is to be converted into an art gallery, where artwork, local music CDs and other items will be on sale daily.
• For tickets, reservations and information, contact 622-6405, e-mail: email@example.com, or /martinspianobar on facebook.
upcoming events @ MARTINS
Thursday, May 29, 9 pm: Ozy Merrique with his lyrical prowess and rhythmic excitement. His Flying Galvanize Disco will present a night of local music and live performances. Showtime 9 pm
Saturday, May 31, 7 pm: Arthur Marcial’s dinner and show special. Marcial will perform his eclectic set while patrons enjoy a three-course meal made lovingly by master chef Martin himself.