Lion City Live
Trinidad and Tobago celebrated their 50th Anniversary of Independence this year, and Shakespeare in Paradise wanted to celebrate with them. So an invitation was sent to Muhammad Muwakil and Lou Lyons who form the group Freetown and they graciously accepted.
Here’s what they say about themselves:
Freetown is a resurgence of music and philosophy. From the firm groundations of Rastafari and Islam, born on the diverse island of Trinidad come forward two young men carrying the banner flag of a generation yet to properly define itself. Philosophers at heart, poets and musicians, the concept of Freetown follows on the concept of the personal burden of each individual to create a Free Town in his or her mind firstly, once free one can free others, in essence to create a free town out of every single individual we encounter on this journey. Since their journey began, the brothers have been to London, Guyana, Grenada and Cuba and have received national songwriting awards in Trinidad. Currently they are working on their first album which is also the soundtrack for a movie being shot by the Blue Cinamon Group out of Los Angeles called God Loves the Fighter.
Lion City Live will be performed Hillside House and at Nirvana on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, October 9th – 8:00pm – Hillside House
Thursday, October 11th – 8:00pm – Hillside House
Saturday, October 13th – 8:00pm – Nirvana
The artwork for this production is by Reuno Pratt. Art direction by Julia Ames.