T&T rich in culture and cuisine

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.

Traditional African funeral for Mighty Composer

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.

No NAPA funeral for Lord Superior

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.