The People of Cayman Brac came out in their numbers for Gimistory which was held on Friday, 6th December at the Agriculture Grounds on the bluff. With a full slate of performances scheduled, MC for the evening “Phillip “Blacksage” Murray started promptly at 7:30pm.
With approximately two hundred (200) persons in attendance the first act got underway which was the Brac’s own Hinton Conolly who is a singer/ song writer, which brought back memories to many of those in attendance.
It was then on to story time with a storyteller from Grand Cayman Twyla Vargas who was accompanied by visiting Dominican musician Julien Josephs. Ms Vargas a native of Bodden Town and an artist known for her many stories that are aired weekly on Radio Cayman.
With more storytellers on hand the stories continued with Alton Chung a great Hawaii storyteller. According to his bio Alton Chung grew up with the stories, superstitions, and magic of the Hawaiian Islands. He enjoys telling true stories of the Japanese-Americans during WWII, but his true passion is telling ghost stories.Next to treat the crowd was the Folk singers, a group which featured twenty four gifted singers and musicians from various districts in Grand Cayman that represent a cross section of the community.
Lady Rabia an internationally known writer and master storyteller, who is originally from Cayman Brac was next to thrill the home town audience with her story. It was then the Calypso Cowboy’s turn. Dexter Bodden singer/songwriter and Grand Cayman’s country legend performed his signature ballad “The Goldfield” a song that he composed and recorded in the 1980’s
David Bereaux and friends plus the MC “Blacksage” all from Trinidad and Tobago brought their calypso flavour to this very Caribbean night.
When the winner for the Brac Fish Fry Team was announced, the duo of Laurel Martin and Lyndon Martin took home the “Gimistory –Best of Cayman” winning title.