By Felix Cross
This renowned piece of music was performed at the extraordinary venue that is Kings Place, near Kings Cross, on 26 January. However, this was Mass Carib with a difference! First it was sung by NITROvox – just 8 singers and 2 percussionists – presenting the bulk of the 50-minute piece. We worked with a local group of amateur singers who learnt and performed a section of Mass Carib, plus beatboxer ‘Marvill’ accompanied NITROvox in the performance to outstanding effect!
In February 2010 Nitro hosted Mass Carib for Haiti and raised over £2,000 for the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake that destroyed large parts of the country. One year on, Mass Carib at Kings Place also followed on from this as we celebrated and remembered the people, culture and history of Haiti.
We will also streamed the performance live online via our website – a first for Nitro! Over 200 people who didn’t manage to get tickets, watched the event live from the comfort of their homes. Plus many people got involved in the live chat and commented during the performance.
Check out exclusive footage of the performance!!
Here’s a very informative video about Haiti, One Year On from the earthquake. Courtesy of our friends at Plan International.