Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
I KNOLLY MODESTE WAS PART OF THE MILITARY BAND SENT TO EXPO 67.FROM THE ARMY ;JAMES ANDREWS,HOLLIS WILSON; HORACE BELGRAVE;JAMES CLARKSON; MICHAEL ROACH;LUTHER CUFFEY; AND MYSELF. FROM THE COAST GUARDS; LEONARD MARSHALL; GEORGE ARNOLD; DAVID WINTERROACH;PEREZ OR JASON THE CALYPSONIAN. FROM THE POLICEGODSON CAESAR; WINSTON MAINGOT; GEORGE ROCHFORD;KENNETH ROACH;ARTHUR HALL; GARNET BROADBELT.THESE WERE ALL THE MEMBERS LED BY ARRANGER ANTONY PROSPECT.
I came to Montreal in 1973, some six years after Expo '67 . However the remnants of that original Expo '67 group was still here. They had formed a Steelpan group known as "Playboys" and they still exist today. Some of the members of that group include Winston "Skippy" Maingot ,,,who had also turned out to be a prolific calypsonian and song writer in Canada. Michael Roach, Leonard Marshall, Ceasar, Knolly Modeste, James Andrews (Pan Tuner). I understand that these guys were from the Coast guard and other national security Services of T&T at that time...there were some other guys also.. Later on other people joined the "Playboys" including Lloyd Bravo ( a relative of Boogsie).
I am going to talk with 'Skippy" and get more information or rather ask him to respond to this on WST.
I stand to be corrected Cecil...( that's what I was told)