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Solman’s rootsy vibe at Little Carib
Solman Live at the Little Carib Theatre will feature Richard “Solman” Solis sharing his music on acoustic guitar. The musician, who describes his style as roots acoustic, said this is a chance for him to share his new music with fans as well as enable him to attend a permaculture teacher training course in India this October. Solis has been performing in public since 2012, and began experimenting with music in 2010 when he cut short his studies at the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts to return to T&T, as he felt his needed to focus on more meaningful things to him than school.
“When I came back, I started to reflect on the meaning of life and go into nature and it’s from there that I began to play guitar. Then I began to put my thoughts in poetry and put them over the music, and it sounded good, so I kept doing it.”
He said that, for him, making music is less about fame and more about connecting with his audience.
“Normally in a show or concert setting, the artist has to put on this kind of character and often you lose the real and authentic ability to listen to the music. I like being able to feel that heart to heart connection with somebody, where you actually look in their eyes and they look in your eyes and it’s something real and meaningful.”
This connection with people is also part of the reason Solis is going to India to learn how to teach people about permaculture.
“Permaculture is sustainable farming and it’s a way of farming and growing food that is in harmony with nature. When I come back I will start courses with an organisation I work with called the Sage Path.
“It’s an organisation dedicated to human blossoming, the idea or the reality that every human being has the potential inside of us to really be balanced and live life in a way that is fulfilling and happy and really living with our purposes in life.”
Solis will be joined on stage in his show by organic percussionist Baba Ayinde Onilu, Kiran Sankar on tabla and Clint Harewood on bass.
Solman LIVE at the Little Carib Theatre takes place on September 21 at 6.30 pm. Tickets cost $140, $200 at the door. For more information and ticket outlets, see the Facebook event Solman LIVE at the Little Carib Theatre.
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