T&T’s violinist Andrė J. Donawa promises an enchanting evening for Torontonians 

Trinidad & Tobago’s Andrė J. Donawa, a renowned violinist, producer, composer, and entrepreneur, is poised to captivate Canadian audiences with his inaugural performance on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Toronto’s Saints Peter and Paul Banquet Hall.

Andrė J. Donawa

Donawa’s musical journey began at age of 8. Under the guidance of Mr. Anselm Walters, he went on to become a superb violinist. Founding the groundbreaking ensemble, Alternative Quartet, he not only showcased his instrumental prowess but also ventured into composition, arrangement, and teaching.

A trailblazer in his genre, the Alternative Quartet seamlessly integrated Soca with classical string arrangements, enthralling audiences across North America and the Caribbean.

Beyond borders, Donawa graced international stages, performing for luminaries like Queen Elizabeth II and sharing platforms with icons such as Heather Headley and was a guest at a dinner held by former President Barack Obama. Collaborations with global talents like Tanya Cracknell and Valentin Voroshilov further underscored his musical versatility.

Andrė J. Donawa

Recognizing the importance of innovation and connectivity in the industry, Donawa emphasizes the significance of mentorship and staying attuned to evolving trends, fostering credibility and relevance.

In his commitment to nurturing emerging talent, Donawa serves as a mentor, recently participating in the television talent show “12 & under” and offering private tutoring sessions weekly.

While his achievements are remarkable, Donawa’s overarching ambition is to establish a scholarship program, facilitating the education of promising string instrumentalists from Trinidad and Tobago.

On April 6, 2024, under the banner of Donadoni Music, Donawa presents “Fusion – The Donadoni Experience,” promising an enthralling evening of musical creativity and cultural fusion. This 90-minute extravaganza will showcase a dynamic blend of traditional Caribbean melodies, rhythmic beats, and contemporary twists, featuring special guest appearances by Steelpan soloist Thadel Wilson, R&B vocalist Mandy Woods, and a dance performance by Tamla Matthews.

The event, endorsed by the Consulate and supported by the Trinidad & Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT), will begin at 6:00 PM, with dinner served at 7:00 PM, and the show kicking off at 9:00 PM. Tickets are priced at $140, with limited early bird tickets available at $135; tables of 8 for $960, inclusive of a formal dinner.

For Information: Angela Pierre; adonpierre@gmail.com; Cell: 647-262-6594