NAPA closed, Band Launch postponed

napaIslandpeople has postpone its 2015 Carnival band launch scheduled for next Friday at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) in Port of Spain as the venue has been closed.

IslandPeople public general manager Colin Greaves revealed yesterday he was told that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspectors were not pleased with the quality of air.

There were also concerns with badly secured lighting fixtures, shattered glass panes around the building and other concerns.

Greaves said the band was also told yesterday the auditorium had failed its OSHA test and it has been closed until repairs are completed.

He revealed that the band had prepared a two-hour-long show for the launch of its 2015 presentation, titled ‘Celebrate’, which is part two of the trilogy The Whole launched last year at NAPA.

The show, he said, had been developed with the use of the props at NAPA in mind.

He said the presentation was also intended to showcase the tenth
anniversary of IslandPeople.

Greaves said the band is now searching for an appropriate venue for the presentation, which involves a rhythm section, spoken-word presen­tations, a video presentation, choreography, models and dancers.