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What a shame, but hardly surprising.
This sentence really got my attention: "Maharaj, 71, said he took the decision to donate his collection since he is getting older and does not want to run the risk of his children giving it away when he dies."
Some very interesting and PREDICTABLE responses to MR. MAHARAJ on his FACEBOOK PAGE ...
LoopTTnews October 23, 2020
“I went to school in New York and they ask what is my culture and I said Divali and the Indians laughed at me. I had brought Sparrow album to the US with me and I went the next week and said my culture is calypso. I always thought calypso was the greatest thing to happen in Trinidad because anytime you meet anybody and they ask where you from and you say Trinidad they would say the land of calypso. I took it upon myself to collect calypso albums and became of the world‘s largest collectors of calypso,” he said.
This is the continuation of a sad story. There have been others. And some collections have been lost. Meanwhile, WE cannot even carry on a sustained conversation about museums for our culture.
The only good thing is that the collection is safe and will be available to the world and future generations.
For that I say - THANK YOU GEORGE.
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