HOLA Promotional Trailer

Story Time with Mr. Sanch - Backstage Theatre Upstages Centre Stage Even Beyond HOLA 2016

At around 4:00 p.m. Andre Walker, one of two HOLA producers on August 14, 2016, undertook a lengthy journey to collect his keyboard at home as the one provided on stage at the @Little Carib Theatre was not immediately satisfactory to Mr. Felix Roach. However, “Sugar Fingers” continued to familiarize himself with the resident instrument, sans a proper dress rehearsal with Andre or the Sons of God Chorus, who remained backstage for almost an hour in “suspended animation”.

So, "How can I give thanks for the things He has done for me. The things so undeserved as He gave his life to prove for me. The voices of a million angels cannot express my gratitude. All that I am and all I hope to be, I owe it all to thee. To God be the glory! To God be the glory! To God be the glory! for the things He has done." - a grateful, gleeful Andre now cogitates - especially as steelpan virtuoso @Ray Holman was unable perform due to an unplanned happenstance…

Meanwhile, approximately 100 disappointed, would-be patrons could not be admitted to the sold-out auditorium. The executive producer empathized by allowing most of them to stand in the lobby and view the concert on a flat-screen monitor for one-third of the admission price, which had included “a wine-and-cheese cocktail hour” before showtime…

Additionally, the operators of the brand-new television production vehicle were not totally acquainted with its settings and depended heavily on the skills of @Gyasi Adams to ensure that the programme was filmed in HD before being subsequently edited to 96 minutes. The entire audio (24-bit, 176 kHz HDCD) track could generate a revenue stream as a “future-proof” FLAC album…

In perhaps the most dramatic example of “serendipitous mysticism” related to HOLA 2016, @Sanch Electronix Limited terminated its physical operations on October 31st, 2018, just prior to the COVID-19 rampage. The company is currently transitioning into the digital domain to fulfil the objectives of One Caribbean Voice (OCV) – “a cultural gateway to sustainable socio-economic development…from an ICT perspective” …

HOLA ENCORE will be streamed commercially on Saturday October 30th at 5:00 p.m. EDT, exactly three years after the shop was closed. It will coincide with the end of the first month of @Expo 2020 Dubai and the award of an Honorary Doctor of Letters to Holman by @UWI St Augustine Campus two days earlier. Extraordinary, isn’t it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIQ2ifmnTgU

SLS
23.09.2021