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Great Contribution, No Reward For Late Icon

  • Written by  Rawle Paterson
Great Contribution,  No Reward For Late Icon

It was the sound of pan and powerful eulogy, which reminded the mourners of the legacy that the late Tyrell Frank has left for the people of the sister isles and country by extension.

Despite his enormous contribution to the sister isles as a boat owner and leader and pioneer for the development of the steelpan cultural sector, he was never formally recognized by any administration.

His eulogy, which was eloquently delivered by Denis “Beck” Gay, detailed the enormity of his contribution to his beloved homeland.

Speaking to a packed-to-capacity with persons standing on the outside, St Francis Anglican Church last week Friday, Gay noted that the late Mr Frank was a generous and kind-hearted person who was passionate about the development of the local industry and the island’s culture.

His list of achievements includes capturing the national panorama title in the late 1960s with his band Dixi Stars, which remains up to this day the only band from the sister isles to have achieved such a landmark.

Among those at the funeral was minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, Hon Elvin Nimrod.

Steel pan music led the body from the church to the nearby Harvey-Vale cemetery. There was also a live performance from Randolph Fleary and his musical outfit.

In keeping with his passions on earth, Frank’s tomb was designed as a vessel with a boat steering wheel, steel pan and sticks; a pronounced reflection of a true cultural icon.  

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