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