On Friday 31st October, 2014, President’s Annual Calypso Reception was held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts. Decorators for the event had done a remarkable job as gold covered tables stood at intervals accentuated with lovely, fresh floral arrangements under overhead murals floating on suspending wires in the softly lit Chinese restaurant.
Trinidad and Tobago lost one of its musical pioneers with the death of percussionist Ja Jah Oga Onilu who died suddenly at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope last Friday night. Known as a master drummer, Onilu, who was 58-years-old at his passing, was also a well known artist and maker of “organic” musical instruments. He was also one of the members of Jewels of Nature organic percussion group along with his two sons Baba Onilu and Modupe Onilu.