6 famous people you did not know are from Trinidad and Tobago

Novieku Babatunde Adeola August 31, 2019
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Sterling Betancourt is the pioneer of the Steel Pan_Photo: Culture Mix

Sterling Betancourt

A legendary figure in the music space, Betancourt is a Trinidad-born pioneer arranger and musician on the steelpan. He is known to be a major figure in pioneering the Pan in Europe and the UK in 1951. Starting a career at an early age, he was involved with music with the Tambo Bambo family band and grew up experiencing with the Steel Pan.

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Steelpan master, Sterling Betancourt MBE, and group in 1950s_Photo: BBC

In a career spanning over five decades, he has received numerous awards, including his involvement in the origins of the Notting Hill Carnival in the 1960s.

He performs in high profile events, including performing for the Queen. Betancourt lives in London, England.


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