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Songshine Features The Return of Ruth

Singer and flautist to light up November edition of open-mic show

Critically acclaimed Guyanese-born singer-songwriter and flautist Ruth Osman can be the subsequent featured guest on the Songshine series, set for November third at Kafe Blue.

Osman isn’t any stranger to the Songshine stage, having been previously featured several times for the reason that series began in 2005. Songshine provides a stage for emerging artists of all kinds to perform alongside seasoned performers.

Caribbean Beat Magazine described Ruth as “a poet disguised as a songbird,” and her music has been described as “profound”, “entrancing” and “authentic”.

Osman, who can also be a author, was shortlisted for the Bocas Lit Emerging Writers Fellowship

2022. And her poem, “Lost and Found” received an Honourable Mention within the 52nd New

Millennium Writing Awards.

She can be joined by popular ace guitarist Terry Shaw to share an intimate set on the calypso-themed venue, positioned on Wrightson Road in Port of Spain.

Also featured at the subsequent edition of the show can be award-winning theatre veteran Mervyn de Goeas, who read to a rapt audience from his new serialised novel “The Faraway Tree – a Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups” on the last show. The novel recently ranked #323 out of 10.7K listed on the Wattpad app, the world’s most-popular social storytelling platform. De Goeas will return to deliver the subsequent instalment.

As all the time, Songshine will feature an open-mic segment, where singers, poets, musicians and comedians are welcome to perform.

Songshine takes place on Thursday third November at Kafe Blue (formerly Kaiso Blues). Doors open at 6pm, when open-mic registration begins. Admission costs $50. Info: 741-1569.

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