NCC remembers Brother Superior as a “true titan”

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    The Calypso fraternity is mourning the death of Andrew Marcano, better known as Brother Superior, who passed away on Saturday.

    The National Carnival Commission says his musical career spanned over 6 decades and he was one of the most vocal advocates for the advancement of the genre.

    It recalls some of his songs: Play Kaiso in Lent, Spread Joy, San Fernando Carnival and Black Coffee, a tribute to Barack Obama).

    During his illustrious career, the NCC says at one time, Brother Superior owned a radio station specifically dedicated to Calypso music.

    Additionally, it says he was the first calypsonian to produce a record on his own music label, the first to perform at Madison Square Gardens and the first to open a year-round calypso tent at Legion Hall.

    It notes that while Brother Superior retired since 1975, he remained active in the music arena with performances at Machel Monday in 2012 and at the Commander in Chief Ball in New York.

    The NCC describes him as a true titan and son of the soil and says his death is a great loss to the Calypso and Carnival communities.

    (Photo credit: Trinidad Guardian)