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Black Echo III: Bamboo

Black Echo III: Bamboo

‘Black Echo III: Bamboo’ is the third movement of a composition by Etienne Charles as part of his newest album “Carnival: The Sound of a People”. The suite highlights the evolution of sonic identity in Trinidad & Tobago due to suppression by the British Colonial Authorities in the 19th century. In this movement, Charles goes to Claxton Bay to record the legendary group Claxton Bay Tamboo Bamboo. The footage was recorded for Charles to work with during his composition process. The film was constructed to showcase the inspirations and research behind the musical creation.  


Black Echo III: Bamboo


Maria Nunes

Year of Release:



Trinidad and Tobago



Type / Genre:

Documentary, Music


6 minutes


All Ages


Mon 19 Aug 2019, 6.30pm, APA, Room 02 Q+A with Etienne Charles

Caribbean Premiere

About the Director(s):

Maria Nunes

Maria Nunes

Maria Nunes is a photographer and producer with a special interest in the documentation of cultural heritage and performing artists through both still images and filmmaking.  A significant part of her work is the photography of the work of carnival artists. Her first book In a World of Their Own: Carnival Dreamers and Makers, was published by Robert and Christopher Publishers in 2018.

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