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Founder of Hillside Symphony Has passed

Ashley Cooper the Driving force of the now Defunct Hillside Symphony of Carib Street San Fernando Passed on to the great beyond last week. Was a Very strong man in Many ways...Physically, mentally and I must say Spiritually believing in what he believed was So. After months of sickness due to lung problems he finally gave up.

So much can be said about Ashley. He was Mentored in many ways by his Deceased father Clyde Cooper "DENTAL DOCTOR" of the south land. Rough and Tough was their…


Added by CARLYLE HOULDER on April 14, 2014 at 1:09pm — 4 Comments

Steel Pan Promoter has passed

News has come at hand that Conrad Franklyn Entrepreneur and management consultant/International Steel band Promoter has died.

He passed on 22nd December in California USA, after a long illness.

The information was supplied by is Brother Dr. Gaston Franklyn,who was unable to attend his burial because he was at sea at the time of receiving the news. Conrad Franklyn was the founder of the Trinidad and Tobago Showboat company. This company supplied Pan players for many foreign…


Added by CARLYLE HOULDER on December 27, 2013 at 12:18am — 4 Comments

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