The NGC-sponsored Trinidad & Tobago Sweet Tassa Band launches Tassa Academy
‘Our sponsor – NGC – guided us in the right direction through its unique Capacity-Building Programme. The Programme has helped us develop and strengthen our skillset to be able to adapt and thrive in this fast-changing world. I have taught at many primary and secondary schools, organisations nationally and internationally, and held master classes at universities in the United States. As time went by, I always had a vision to extend my knowledge (on tassa drumming) into an academy… a place for persons to come and learn about the tassa drumming art form… to occupy their time and keep them out of trouble. Now, I have decided to create my legacy by opening this academy to help persons develop their interest and talent in this art form.’ These were the words of founder and manager of the NGC T&T Sweet Tassa Band Lenny Kumar, at the launch of Trinidad and Tobago’s first-ever Tassa Academy.