Tourism Ministry hails the late Clive “Zanda” Alexander

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    Condolences are pouring in following the death of extempo/kaiso/jazz music pioneer, Clive “Zanda” Alexander.

    According to the Tourism Ministry, Zanda, born in Siparia into a musical family, is widely regarded as the creator of the fusion of folk, jazz and calypso music.

    It says he was a master of musical improvisation and performed at major events at home and across the Caribbean, influencing many upcoming jazz musicians.

    Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell said Zanda leaves behind a rich musical legacy.

    A report by LoopTT indicates that he passed away this morning at the Port of Spain General Hospital due to complications associated with diabetes.