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Wayne “Birdie” Kirton — The Musician from Belmont

March 31, 2024

This article delves into the life and legacy of Wayne “Birdie” Kirton, a distinguished musician from Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago. Born into a musically gifted family in 1947, Kirton's journey reflects a rich tapestry of cultural heritage and musical evolution. Through his work as a composer, arranger, and pianist, Kirton played a pivotal role in shaping the identity of Caribbean music. The narrative not only celebrates Kirton's contributions but also explores the broader context of cultural literacy, the significance of recognizing unsung heroes in the music industry, and the impact of education on cultural preservation.

The Blending of Cultures - Our Latin Connection

September 23, 2023

There is a sense of romantic alchemy when music moves from its familiar cultural moorings and enters into a wholly new experience of transcendental bliss. Think of the sound of pan migrating away from its familiar environs and mingling, in textures, with the conventional instruments of a traditional orchestra.

When I met Clive 'Zanda' Alexander

January 23, 2022

I first met the charismatic Zanda in 1967. I was 14, and positioned as student vice-president of the second-phase QRC Jazz Club. Zanda had returned to Trinidad from his studies in England. The QRC Jazz Club was founded by Scofield Pilgrim in 1960. He was the Latin teacher there.


August 8, 2020

In a recent Facebook post, I opened a can of worms to air out. As I took the liberty to praise and support Prof. Liverpool’s article on the late Rudy “Pharoah” Piggott. I also took the opportunity to present Prof Liverpool not as Chalkdust to play with the associated or connotation of a valued premise.