Last summer, my good friends Richard and Keisha asked me in their casual way to write the notes that would start their lives together. The character of the next three seasons found their way into Afternoon Birds of Arima which was played at their wedding at Santa Rosa Catholic Church in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago on May 16th, 2009. This album also marks the 22 years it took for me to return to my birthplace and to explore a life that I once knew.
The Northeast trade winds that we felt pass through the curtains recaptured those childhood images that became faded and helped paint the lines of the pages that you'll write together.
For Richard And Keisha.
released 26 June 2009
All music written and produced by Vishal Kassie
Vocals on Rainfall In Arima (Closing Credits) by Anna Farago
Copyright US Library of Congress SR 634-229