Ras Shorty I Special

On the 9 June 1988 a gayelle team of Director, Christopher Laird, interviewer, Mark Lyndersay, and a crew of Suzanne Wood, Walt Lovelace, Karen Martinez and Edward Arthur, supported by music producer, Joe Brown, travelled to Piparo in central Trinidad to spend the day with Ras Shorty I and his family on their land.

The result was a revelation to all present. Ras Shorty I spoke of his invention of Soca and his subsequent musical journey. The family joined him in demonstrating the Jamoo songs that they would be presenting at the subsequent Queen’s Hall Concert. This Gayelle Special presented by Christopher Pinheiro is a unique portrait of Ras Shorty I and a fascinating snapshot of ‘The Love Circle’ caught in 1988.

Ras Shorty I Special (1988)


Trinidad and Tobago


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Fri 23 Sep 2022, 6.00pm, NALIS—AV Room retrospective: banyan

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