The exceptional indigenous talent of Trinidad and Tobago was on full display at First Citizens Corporate Carnival event, titled Taste of Steel, at the bank’s corporate centre at Queen’s Park East, recently. Celebrated steel orchestra First Citizens Supernovas set the tone for an extraordinary evening, which also featured an exhibition of artwork by the alumni of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus.

Karen Darbasie, First Citizens Group Chief Executive Officer, left, with guests.

Titled “Mettle”, the art exhibition was accentuated by the powerful melodies of the steel pan. Guests enjoyed the visual and musical pairing which evoked a strong spirit of hope and tenacity in the face of an increasingly challenging social and economic environment, with pieces that reflected the significance of people, places, and steelpan to Trinidad and Tobago’s resilient culture.

“First Citizens remains dedicated to the development of this country’s remarkable culture,” said Karen Darbasie, First Citizens Group Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to invest in our people and their creative potential, not just at Carnival, but year-round”