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BROOKLYN CELEBRATES THE TWO WINSTONS; ROGER TOUSSAINT'S CONTRIBUTION

posted 27 Nov 2018, 10:59 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 27 Nov 2018, 11:30 ]
When, with a moving and evocative rendition of Shadow’s “One Love”, Count Robin and a host of artists including Ajala and Dr. Witty,
Roger Toussaint and Ambassador Beckles
brought down the curtains around midnight, the audience didn’t leave. Robin’s ability to invoke Shadow’s spirit while capturing the master’s persona, not just the broad-brimmed hat and all-black attire but his distinctive moves, left attendees speechless and motionless as if possessed by Shadow’s “Jumbies”… wanting more calypso. 

And, as if in a Shadowesque trance, Yvette Rennie, president of the J’ouvert International; Dr. Lawrence Waldron, facilitator of the Shadowlingo blog; Donna Cox, T&T NY Consulate; Roger Toussaint, leader of the 2005 Transit Strike which brought the city to a standstill; and many of the 350-plus crowd lingered at the November 14, Brooklyn Tribute to Winston (Shadow) Bailey and Winston Scarborough, De Original De Fosto Himself. (SEE PROGRAMME HERE)

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Gerry Kangalee,
27 Nov 2018, 11:14
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