Derry Etkins longs to be part of a truly Guyanese sound

One only has to listen to the jazzy performances of “Bounce It” or “Let’s Speak Latin” or the Beyonce hit “If I Were A Boy” by Derry Etkins’ students in the St George’s Muzik Lab to know that he is passionate both about music and about teaching it. But he also says so in such a matter of fact way that even if you haven’t heard them you’re bound to believe him.

The British Virgin Islands (BVI)-based Guyanese says he longs to see Guyanese music take its place in the world …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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