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The Pink Trumpet - Saskia Laroo

Saskia Laroo on the Pink Trumpet. View On Black


Goa is more acclaimed for its flamboyant music and dance and the spirit of happiness then for anything else.


You have all kinds of music permeating the state of Goa from its local Konkani to the international trends of trance and oft times,lamentably, the Britney Spears variety of popular music performed by some Goan bands. Jazz as is usual does not have a vast popular audience but there are some earnest believers in that genre of music.


Jazz in Goa is in a state of creative ferment with the efforts of the Amando Gonsalves and his merry band of jazz organisers


You can read more on them at the Heritage Jazz


Artists from around the world arrive and play in and around the heritage area of Campal in Panjim right next door to the heritage Gonsalves Mansion.


Saskia Laroo was performing in Goa on the night of 7th December 2008, soon after the Bombay terrorist carnage on 26the November. She is magic on the trumpet and as I said earlier, a consummate artist.


The line up on that night was the following -


1. Ms. Saskia Laroo (Trumpet)


2. Warren Byrd on keyboard and vocals


3. Andy Valkenburg (bass)...(( I better do his shots fast..)


4. Ms. Dorota Piotrowska (Drum)


5. Mr. Alexander Beets on the Saxophone


Some of the shots of that night, in no strict order are here.


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Taken on December 7, 2008