Australia - ‘What part of Jamaica is Trinidad?’ This was the question which was repeatedly being asked wherever and whenever Alvin Rostant played his steelpan in Australia.
This drove him to set the record straight. In so doing he established his own “Australian Academy of Steel Drums” wherein he scripted a story for Primary Schools entitled “Banana Joe,” and another for High Schools called “Calypso Drums.” He was subsequently contracted by the Queensland Arts Council in-schools touring programme which saw him taking the programme on the road to close to one thousand schools. Rostant, a former San Fernando Technical Institute soccer standout in Trinidad in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, was being interviewed ‘on air’ from Australia by Hollis Clifton – Pan Diaspora Visionary and Kenny Phillips CEO of WACK Radio 90.1FM in San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago.
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