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From Calypso in Classics II 1. Portrait Of Trinidad 2. Pan Night & Day
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This is all GREAT stuff,, a breath of fresh air.
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.......
Yes Aldwin, Where in the world are you? ... Takes me back to our student days at Mc Gill University in the 1980s
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.
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.
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.
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
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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