Tonight is the 13th episode of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina” and one of my joys has to be sharing with the world the wealth of musical talent we have here in Trinidad & Tobago. I say ‘the world’ but I include locals in that as well as many of them have thanked me for opening their eyes to a diversity of expression that they didn’t know existed here on home ground. I can’t take all the credit as the talent pooled for the show to date has come not only my own inquiries, but also the efforts of Jason Bodden (TriniGourmet’s Online Community Manager) and Navid Lancaster (composer of the Sweet Han’ theme song and Musical guest on Episode 2). This week’s guest was one of those finds that I myself would not have known of, if not for Navid. From the minute I listened to his clips I was blown away, and I’m sure you will be too!
From “Let’s Make Music with Dean Williams (Fête de la Musique Trinidad & Tobago)
A soul apart – Williams gives his fans a plethora of sound, song, and culture. Exposure from birth to varying artistes, like Hugh Masekela, Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven and Mongo Santamaria, developed Williams into an engaging performer, who is able to transcend the need for words and speak the unwritten language of musically connected souls that defies borders and boundaries.
It is clearly his natural tendency to follow his inner instincts that has honed his ability to successfully experiment with musical waters yet untested. World Beat Jazz, with its eclectic mix of musical fusions seems to be tailor made for the natural sound that pours out of Williams.
He continues to be a respected influence to not only his peers but also the next generation of guitarists, who habitually seek out his recorded works, this insightful teacher needs only to be asked, as he has been freely sharing his musical knowledge with other. Six days per week, Williams trains amateur musician on classical and electric guitar.
Having established his playing skills, as being the lead guitarist in bands such as, Xtatik, 3Canal and Destra since 2006 and living the life of a highly sort after studio and touring musician performing with local and foreign artistes (including Sean Paul and Wyclef Jean) while dabbling as a composer/producer on the side one wonders what is left for him to accomplish.
Read the full profile: fetedelamusiquetnt.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/lets-make-music-with-dean-williams/
Dean On Social Media
FIVE QUESTIONS WITH TRINIGOURMET
TG: Who are some of your heroes/role models? Why have they touched/inspired you?
DW: My mum, Ghandi, Wes Montgomery (American Guitarist). Each have done a lot with their lives and their talents from a young age and even when they became mature.. That impressed a lot upon my life
TG: Did you cook growing up?
DW: Yes my mum taught all the boys to cook
TG: What is your favourite dish to prepare?
DW: I love to cook curry chicken, channa/aloo (chickpeas/potato) and white rice
TG: What is your funniest kitchen incident?
DW: Hurriedly pouring hot oil into a plastic cup once… Guess what happened to the cup?… it shrunk!
TG: What are your three favorite restaurants of the moment?
DW: My Kitchen, Angelo’s, Buzo
Watch Dean Williams perform on Episode 13 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”!