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BLAXX - A CAREER SPANNING DECADES – MUSIC THAT STIRRED THE SOUL

BLAXX - A CAREER SPANNING DECADES – MUSIC THAT STIRRED THE SOUL

  • 4/8/2022 10:28:00 AM
Image Courtesy Abraham Diaz In every single Carnival fete, there comes a time when the speakers blast out the words “Spread your hands and leh goooo”. Every person packed into that crowd would lift two hands in the air and sing along with abandon, word for word. This song is one of the high points of a career that had started decades before. Dexter “Blaxx” Stewart (21 December, 1962 – 28 March, 2022), spent decades as lead singer for various bands. H...
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REMEMBRANCE DAY: PHILLIP LOUIS ULRIC CROSS

  • 11/24/2021 10:22:00 AM
In Trinidad and Tobago, November is the month of remembrance.  During this month we remember those who have gone before us with the Christian celebration of All Saints and All Souls.  Additionally, we celebrate Remembrance Day (also called Poppy Day), in which we remember those service men and women who have fallen in combat, particularly during World Wars I and II.  This November 2021,  let us remember Phillip Louis Ulric Cross, World War II hero, lawyer, international jurist, Attorney Gener...
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SEVEN TIPS FOR RECORDING YOUR FAMILY'S ORAL HISTORY

SEVEN TIPS FOR RECORDING YOUR FAMILY'S ORAL HISTORY

  • 9/29/2021 7:39:00 AM
October 1st is designated the “International Day of Older Persons” by the United Nations. On this day of observance, raising awareness and actions to address the development, rights, and protection of the elderly form part of the global discussions. It is a day to acknowledge the dedication and contributions of older persons to their families and their communities. The actions and accomplishments of our older relatives form the foundation of our family’s traditions and culture....
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LUTALO MAKOSSA MASIMBA - BROTHER RESISTANCE

LUTALO MAKOSSA MASIMBA - BROTHER RESISTANCE

  • 7/23/2021 10:34:00 AM
Lutalo Makossa Masimba, better known as Brother Resistance, was a pioneer of Rapso music. Born Roy Lewis in East Dry River, Port of Spain in 1954, Brother Resistance helped create Rapso, a style of poetry mixed with calypso. His songs Blow Away and Get Off The Radio are among some of the first songs recorded in the genre.   Rapso can trace its roots to the ancient African Griot tradition. This style of poetry came from the streets and incorporates Shango, Kaiso, Midnight Robber talk a...
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ARTHUR NAPOLEON RAYMOND ROBINSON - THE LEGACY OF A PIONEER AND VISIONARY LEADER

ARTHUR NAPOLEON RAYMOND ROBINSON - THE LEGACY OF A PIONEER AND VISIONARY LEADER

  • 7/6/2021 9:23:00 AM
On the 9th of April 2014, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago mourned the loss of former president and politician Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson who died at the age of eighty-seven (87).  Despite humble beginnings in Tobago, ANR Robinson impacted Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and the international community with his exceptional leadership and significant contributions to development and human rights.   After attending Castara Methodist School (Tobago), the 1939 Bowles scho...
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