The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) is deeply saddened by the passing of Lutalo Masimba (Bro Resistance) and expresses its condolences to his family and members of the calypso fraternity.
Bro Resistance was a close friend of libraries. Having served on the Board of the Trinidad Public Library (before the establishment of NALIS), he was passionate about, and understood the important role libraries play in the development of the nation.
His support for the literary and creative arts was evidenced by this yearly participation in NALIS’ Celebrity Tale-A-Thon, an event which promotes the reading habit; his collaboration with the Authority to host Calypso History Month activities, free calypso writing workshops at libraries throughout the country as well as the popular Rapso Explosion, which was held every Tuesday before Carnival at the National Library’s Amphitheatre in Port of Spain.
The Board, Management and staff of NALIS mourn his passing. We take comfort in the fact that he has contributed immensely to the cultural and literary landscapes of Trinidad and Tobago. He leaves a rich legacy. May he rest in peace.