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Andre' Tanker - The Man and His Music

Calypso Showcase 1999..."Andre' Tanker was considered one of the most original musicians that the country produced. His influence on the music of Trinidad an...

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Comment by Levi Jeffers on August 28, 2012 at 11:55pm

Check out www.steelisland.com. Just listening to Andre talk about the lare Baba Andrew Beddoe led me to this site

Comment by Raffique Shah on May 9, 2012 at 9:08pm

Wonderful memories of one of TT's (and the Caribbean's) greatest musicians of all time. I used to refer to his music as 'indigenous', meaning it encompassed all Caribbean genres, yet every song or piece sounded original. Maybe even more than his music was the man: humble, sharing and caring. I attended a concert after his passing (Mobs 2?) at which some young artistes performed. Apparently, just before he died he had started working with them (I think Maximus Dan was one). Just think, this man straddled from Andrew Beddoe to the Yankarans to Dan. Powerful brother. Positive vibes.  I always have one of his CDs lodged in my vehicle's player and another in my home system. No greater tribute to Andre.

Comment by Andre-Roger Dellevi on April 30, 2012 at 12:40am

Proud of my zuz Dre and his music...

Comment by James Martinez on April 28, 2012 at 11:05am

Andre's music is still unparalleled in T&T music culture. He was such a great composer and musician. Gone too soon but not be forgotten.

Comment by winston mauricette on April 28, 2012 at 10:58am

I remembered when Andre Tanker came to Grenada in the 60's .Where I played in a Non-stop dance with him . What an injoyable time that was at that time he played the Vibes . That is a time I will never foget. 

Comment by kaiso on April 28, 2012 at 9:46am

As Andre said - ' ah went away, ah leave and ah come back home, ah come back to stay'

the man is a genius but as usual will only be fully recognized when it's too late.

Comment by Tamba Gwindi on April 28, 2012 at 4:44am

Its so refreshing seeing andre like this having worked with him for seventeen years its a bitter sweet combination,but that is what life is.His contribution to our music has not been touched as yet far more explored as yet. Blessings forever

Comment by terry on April 27, 2012 at 6:20pm

Such Versatility. Thanks ODW

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