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Aldwin Albino - Portrait of Trinidad

From Calypso in Classics II 1. Portrait Of Trinidad 2. Pan Night & Day

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Comment by VICTOR MATTHIAS on January 28, 2016 at 3:49pm

 This is all GREAT stuff,, a breath of fresh air.

Comment by Lloyd McKell on January 28, 2016 at 9:16am

Ahh,,,, Refreshingly beautiful in its nostalgic evocations. Thank you Mr AA.

P.S. Would also love to hear Pan  Night and Day rendered by a string orchestra (violins etc). Like Alwin's piano rendition,  this would take this song to a new level....... 

Comment by hollis clifton on January 28, 2016 at 6:00am

Yes Aldwin, Where in the world are you? ... Takes me back to our student days at Mc Gill University in the 1980s

Comment by Garth Superville on March 28, 2015 at 12:37pm
Hello Mr Aldwin. I am the last of the Superville family from Success Village the last time I saw you was at the pepper pot in St James while playing the piano at the club , I remember you giving me some pointers on my playing skills. I am so glad to hear your rendation of such a hostoric song keep up the good work where ever you are I am in the Washington DC area. God bless you and your family
Comment by Winston Dayal ( alias Gons) on October 19, 2013 at 5:02pm
The Man , The music. I call you MR. ALDWIN. Great Pictures. I think a lot of them were either before my time or when I was too young to remember. Did you see the Indian lady with the Orani in the street . I remember a lot of people like that, some had stalls in the market. Wherever you are MR.ALDWIN you are one of a kind. The Lord has truly blessed you with an amazing talent. Blessings.
Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on October 19, 2013 at 2:44pm

I agree with you Ian.

Aldwin was talented from way back As a matter of fact, the Albino family name deserves a special place in Trinidad cultural history.

I've never met any of the family, but I've known the family name since I was a child.

Comment by Merle Albino-de Coteau on October 19, 2013 at 2:30pm

 Aldwin, proud of you Brother, and your interpretation of calypsoes in the classical genre. It is always refreshing to hear them although I am familiar with the albums. Looking forward to your Calypso in Classics III. 


Comment by Ian Franklin on March 9, 2013 at 10:26am

 I truly enjoyed listening to our calypso in a different mood. Seeing those old photos is proof that life existed before me (LOL).  I noticed that traffic on Frederick Street moved from South to North; I will find out when that was changed to present day.

I remember Mr. Albino playing the piano on Scouting for Talent in the early 1960's. There was a movie called "Pepe" and the actor was on the show dancing and shaking Mr. Albino's back, which was very funny to us watching.

Comment by BEDE LOPEZ on March 7, 2013 at 10:39pm

Can somebody get me a Sheet Music copy of these 2 tunes with this arrangement so I can play it on my Double Tenor?  I am sure there is someone that can do it,  thks


Comment by odw on March 7, 2013 at 5:24pm


Aldwin Albino is the eldest sibling in the very musical Albino family of Success Village, Laventille. His unique interpretation of calypso melodies in classical mode presented in two C.D.’s Calypso in Classics 1 and 11 made for an impressive re-connection with the land of his birth. Alongside his early music education courtesy of his mentors Frankie Francis, and Dawlet Ahye, Aldwin became a schoolteacher, following the completion of his secondary education at St. Mary’s College. Music figured prominently throughout his teaching career in Trinidad. Among his proud achievements was establishing a steel band at Calvary R.C. School and co-composing a mass that the band performed at Rosary Church in Port of Spain, a pioneering initiative. He was accompanist on the “Scouting for Talent” and “Riki Tiki” TV shows before he eventually became the first music director at T.T.T. Aldwin migrated in 1969 to Canada, where music continued to commingle with his teaching duties. While completing his Bachelor of Education degree at Mc Gill, the media faculty of the university commissioned him to compose and record music for a promotional documentary. Took up his first teaching assignment at Laurendeau- Dunton elementary school, where the drum majorette band he launched and directed secured first place in Montreal’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade for ten consecutive years. Albino found time to publish a magazine, produce a local news program, the LaSalle Senior, and LaSalle Secondary concert bands. Aldwin was the recipient of the Martin Luther King Award in Canada and was honoured at the Trinidad and Tobago Independence celebration in New York for his contribution to the arts.

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