Sunday, May 06, 2012
Choiseul Jazz - Still a Dream
This week persons in the south were graced with Jazz in Laborie, Jazz at the Vieux Fort Square and today it will be Jazz at Coconut Bay. Reports suggest that the events were well attended inspite of the inclement weather during Laborie's event.
Then there was jazz in Soufriere yesterday and Canaries to have theirs soon. Yes Canaries Jazz! Stretch your imagination a bit and take this trip with me. Vieux Fort has a outdated fenced area called a square - jazz, Laborie has Rudy John Park - jazz, Choiseul has the renouned Sab Wisha Park and Reunion Park - no jazz, Soufriere has The Waterfront - jazz, Canaries has ? - jazz. Canaries got their request because Pep made a case for his people. (Couldn't Lorne do the same?)
Throughout these twenty-one years Choiseul has never been blessed to host a Jazz event save two sessions at Balembouche which historically is in the Laborie district.
What is wrong with our so called elite thinkers/organisors in our constituency? Where is the Carnival committee as well as the Community Development Officer? Where's corporate Choiseul? Where is the Rep? Where is the Village Council? Where is the political Choiseul Development Foundation?( Apparently the members seem to have vapourised,now that Rufus is no more) Something seems to be hindering interested persons to come forward and bring jazz to Choiseul.
One would have expected that our Rep who is very much involved in jazz as the Minister of Tourism to have taken a stand like Pep did to grace his constituents with a taste of Jazz which he makes so much of a fuss over in the media.
While we all speculate about when will we or our children be offered the opporutnity to witness a live jazz band at Sab Wisha or even at Reunion, we will just have to continue to dream while our Rep doesn't care a damn.
Choiseul needs leadership and that's why the constituents voted for Lorne. He as Tourism Minister, responsible for Jazz should have seen it fit to rally his crew down here to look into the possibilty of bringing Jazz to Choiseul. Of course he would push it. Disappointment number 1.
Trust me, there will be many more for the Choiseul people.