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"IF THE PRIEST COULD PLAY" by THE MIGHTY CYPHER(Calypso Monarch 1967)

There has always been tension between the church and the bacchanal that is Trinidad carnival, and it came to a head in the nineteen sixties whenThe Reverend Father Clifford Hendey, of the Anglican priest in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago broke ranks with the Church and "played mas".in 1966.

The Mighty Cypher's take on this incident won him the Calypso Crown of 1967.

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Comment by terry on June 5, 2014 at 7:02pm

Lord Brynner's 1966  "Pan In Church" is also instructive of steelband's gradual (but eventual)

acceptance by TnT religious strongholds. 

Comment by James Martinez on July 9, 2013 at 8:04pm

Maybe they should call him the Pantiff.

Comment by Pan Times on July 8, 2013 at 10:16pm

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