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Ex Sidney-ites spread Tropical Jam

Musical family formerly from Sidney excited to share taste of Tobago
The Carmen Miranda Sisters – Kenny Podmore and Clive Tanner – are having fun preparing for their guest appearances in Tropical Jam

“Teeming with life, beauty and colour” is how Peter, Anne-Marie and Daniel Brimacombe describe Tobago, the small, tropical Caribbean island they live on. The musical family, formerly from Sidney, is excited about sharing a taste of Tobago through music, stories and images during their show, Tropical Jam, Aug. 17 and 18.

The family will be assisted by the Carmen Miranda Sisters – Kenny Podmore and Clive Tanner – who will be featured in some special song and dance numbers in the show.

“Kenny and Clive are well known in Sidney and are certainly stars in their own right, or at least in their own minds,” said Anne-Marie.

The Brimacombes moved to the tropical island of Tobago two years ago where they have been performing music as a trio at hotels and resorts. For many years, Anne-Marie was known on the Peninsula as a singer, singing teacher and choral director. Her husband, Peter, provides full instrumental backup on keyboards and their son Daniel, accompanies them on the Caribbean steel drums.

Tropical Jam begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Charlie White Theatre in the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors, students and children through the Mary Winspear box office, www.mary or 250-656-0275. Partial proceeds benefit the Arts Alive Tobago Children’s Performing Company.