Last night I went to Kings Place to see MASS CARIB, a black mass written by Felix Cross, one of the members of the BML Workshop. It was performed by his theatre company, NITRO. The mass was part of an evening about Haiti, the terrible living conditions of the people there and their struggle to survive with the help of associations like PLAN. I was mesmerised by the stirring music, exciting harmonies and rich tones of the singers in this tapestry of musical form which stretched across many continents. My Catholic upbringing has left me with an affection for the art and music of the church, even though I turned away from its path long ago. The words of the mass, even spoken or sung in Latin, stir strange old memories and associations.


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