I will be contributing some articles to this fantastic web news site, http://www.cwn5.com. It is a new great resource for Caribbean news and opinion. Here is the link to the article I have written there about Tessanne Chin and her The Voice win. Check it Out!
Stefan Walcott is a Barbadian pianist and composer. Throughout his career, Stefan has been privileged to perform with and write for a wide cross-section of artists, both in England where he studied and in his native Barbados. Stefan has arranged for Nicholas Brancker, the Brazilian Sinfonica and created Handel’s Caribbean Messiah, a re-working of the classical work. Stefan currently is director of the 1688 Collective a production company and 1688 Dingolay Inc. a not-for-profit. Stefan currently has a PhD in cultural studies with interest in music of the English-speaking Caribbean.
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Agreed with your points on Tessanne and the Voice. We would make the joke about the xfactor that the winner tends to lose the most and it’s best to come second or third. Strange enough, in the UK, the second or third place acts go on to do more than the first place act who disappears into the pop ether. The whole culture of performing for public vote as opposed to appreciation, and for industry-led coaching as opposed to creative mentoring through partnership, can disrupt the creative and financial progress of an artist. Surely Tessanne’s grounding in her craft and career should put her in a better position than past “winners”.
We can only hope. But there are no guarantees in this business.