Arturo Tappin playing for Batabano party

But Friday fete postponed

Batabano organisers have confirmed that jazz legend Arturo Tappin will be performing at a special masquerade experience this Thursday, 2 May. 

The saxophonist is main attraction at Le Masque, a fundraising dinner and show taking place at Tiki Beach. 

The event costs $100 and includes Champagne at 7pm and dinner at 8pm, which includes roasted suckling pig, chicken and fish.  

There is also a steel pan band, gate prize entry and valet parking. Dress code is “island chic” and tables of eight are also available. 

Arturo Tappin has had the privilege of playing for two American presidents – President Bill Clinton at the governor general’s residence in Barbados and recently at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago for President Barack Obama. He has also performed for Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. Recently, he performed at the 2011 Duke of Edinburgh Black Tie Dinner hosted by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn. 

However, a planned fete which was mooted to take place on Friday, 3 May, has been postponed, revealed Donna Myrie of the Batabano committee. 

“We had to make the decision due to circumstances that were totally out of our hands. Our promise is to build a carnival and we have done that, enhancing it each year but we cannot do it without sponsorship. 

“To make the carnival a reality we must have the private and public sector supporting Batabano if we want to realise its potential,” she said. 


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