“How will I personally remember LeRoy Clarke?“As one who was a friend, who understood what the meaning of friendship was. Friendship not being mamaguy and flattery, b…

“If you go ah party and you eh hear ‘Meh Lover’ de DJ eh cool. If you doh hear ‘King Liar’ you eh laugh. And if you eh hear ‘We like it’ and ‘Disco Daddy’ you eh party yet!”

Deep, roaring, confident laughter followed that “boasty” declaration from calypso icon Lord Nelson (Robert Nelson) on Friday morning.

JUDGING from the kudos director and producer Willie Singh has received from international film festivals for his short film Temptation, he is well on his way to making a name for himself in the local film industry. Singh was the only Trinidadian filmmaker honoured at last year’s Engage Art Contest where his film won honourable mention. Temptation also made the rounds at 13 international film festivals where it won Most Powerful Film, Best Cinematographer, Best Covid-19 Lockdown Film, Best Visual Effects and Best Religious Short Film.

More than painting pretty colours or placing a random design on canvas, international artist Wilcox Morris intended to make a statement, to express his philosophy, and to “provoke some thought that one should not be complacent at any point in life you may be,” he once said.

IN the 1970s Rupert and Jeanette Cox left Morvant and went to live in the forests between Matelot and Blanchisseuse where they began a social and spiritual revolution. They came to be known as the Earth People. Jeanette became “Mother Earth” and her husband took on the name “Good Shepherd”; they renounced clothing, burnt all their material possessions and roamed the forests naked. They were the subjects of the book Pathology and Identity: The Work of Mother Earth in Trinidad by Roland Littlewood.

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