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Desperadoes honours legends
On December 4, the Desperadoes Elders Organisation held its third annual awards ceremony at the Witco Desperadoes Pan Theatre atop Laventille Hill. The purpose of the ceremony was to honour the pioneers of the legendary steel orchestra who have aided in the elevation of the Desperadoes’ name.
Among the awardees were Lionel Reid, Alan Collins, Dennis “Tash” Ash, Elias “Peugeot” Phillip, Aldwin Victor, Allison “Al” Roberts, Alroy Charles, Elmer Dickerson, and Euline Corrigan-Moore. Former bassist Frank “Crawl” Findlay was honoured posthumously and his award was accepted by his son, Marcus Findlay.
Among the invited guests were the Tokyo Elders and the event was co-hosted by Victor Copland and Samuel “Ja Ja” Alexander. The Desperadoes yard is expected to be busy again on Saturday when the band holds its annual children’s Christmas treat, from 1 pm.
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