On Friday 29th July, 2011 @ 9pm sharp 3canal & the cut + clear crew, brought down “the Power of the the Word in the Power of the Rhythm” aka the Rapso Vibration @ the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto Canada (In collaboration with the Trinidad & Tobago Entertainment Company.)
as the headline act that night, at the Island Soul Festival. 3canal thrilled an audience estimated at 5,000 strong to their very own brand of Roots, Resistance, Rhythms and conscious lyrics and had them singing and dancing and calling for more. Following is a brief note from Sophia Isajiw, Artistic Associate @ The Harbourfront centre “Dear Roger... I want to personally thank you and Wendell and Stanton and the Cut+Clear Crew for a fabulous, solid 2 hour evening in Toronto! It was memorable...
My 2 personal highlights were the blue devils getting up on stage with you (heh, heh that's what it's all about in spite of our rules) and watching a very old gray haired Japanese grandmother jump up, wave her hands and SING YOUR LYRICS! It's a small world and only one language is needed when we are all united by a good vibration, ain't it? ... So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your message and for your energies, and for helping to connect those histories in the diaspora....”
A couple days prior to leaving for Toronto, 3canal also presented the sixth edition of their annual Emancipation Concert entitled Freedom.com6 @ the Little Carib Theatre, Woodbrook on Tuesday 26th July, to a packed house of enthusiastic patrons; Wayne Bowman of the Trinidad Express newspaper had this to say...
“3Canal took the stage singing, "Over Me" and the audience immediately began to sing along. While the patrons up in the balcony were bouncing in their seats those downstairs were dancing up a storm seemingly in bliss as Wendell Manwarren, Roger Roberts and Stanton Kewley chanted and harmonised...
To be honest, this sixth edition of the Freedom.com series was not as elaborate as previous editions as the guys simply sang accompanied by their Cut+Clear Crew band without much frills or any impacting theatrics...”
3canal declares, it is with eager anticipation that we look forward (once again with the support of the Trinidad and Tobago Entertainment Company) to “Bringing Down the Power of Love and The Spirit of Music” and represent the Rapso Vibration, inside the inaugural CALO Festival on Saturday 20th August @ The Alexandra Palace, London.
3canal are recording artists from Trinidad & Tobago whose style of music is called Rapso. Rapso is conscious music and is more of a philosophy and stance than an identifiable musical signature. It has been termed “The Power of the Word in the Rhythm of the Word,” “The Poetry of Calypso” and “The Consciousness of Soca.”
They began their musical journey in 1997, with the song “Blue,” a song which marked a turning point for the music industry of TnT. It became a benchmark for the new sound of the music of Trinidad’s Carnival. Two years later they recorded “Talk yuh Talk”  a hard hitting response to all “mocking pretenders of society.” This went on to become an anthem for the dispossessed and voiceless. In 2004 they created “The 3canal Show,” a multi-media performance event, which has since become an annual event in Trinidad’s carnival calendar. For the Trinidad Carnival they have also presented a Jouvay Band since 1994. A significant part of their work involves working with young people in workshop labs using the carnival arts as a means of expression and empowerment.