The Portuguese have their garlic pork, the Venezuelans their jamon, the Filipinos brought their lechon and T&T is richer culturally and cuisine-wise for it. Some people have been fortunate to learn how to cook these ethnic pork dishes taught to them by immigrant families.
One of Richard Lau’s childhood friends is of Portuguese lineage, his dad Sonny De Souza was instrumental in passing on this tradition since they were in St Mary’s College and is still maintained today.
The Mighty Composer (Fred Mitchell) was given an intimate traditional African funeral attended by close family, friends and a few former politicians on Monday.
Dressed in African garbs and referred to by his African name — Awise Olu Sino Amono Ifayomi — the late calypsonian was remembered as a man of wisdom who desperately wanted to uplift his Afro-Trinidadian brothers and sisters by getting them out of the social conditioning of slavery.
A plan by Lord Superior’s family to host his funeral at the National Academy for the Performing Arts has been dashed after the request for the facility was declined by the Community Development, Culture and the Arts.
Dr Andrew Marcano, better known of Lord Superior, died in New York on November 25. The Rio Claro-born calypso legend was 79.
Since then his family had been in talks with the ministry in the hope of having his memorial ceremony at NAPA.