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Ulvin Belfast

Pan Arranger Passes Away

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Ulvin Belfast --- photo - R. Pope

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You are listening to Ulvin Belfast's 1994 arrangement of Mr. Panist for New York's Silhouettes Steel Orchestra as recorded by Basement Recordings.

Noted calypso songwriter, producer, teacher, musician and steel orchestra music arranger, Ulvin Belfast recently passed away in Trinidad, W.I.  Mr. Belfast worked with many of the top Calypsonians and was instrumental in many of the Mighty Sparrow's hits as an arranger and performer. 

Renowned arranger and musician Pelham Goddard remembers working with Belfast around 1972, when Goddard was in rehearsal with Art de Coteau for a forthcoming trip to St. Thomas, and Belfast was on hand for some of the artists who were part of the line up, and for whom he had written music.  He is credited as one of the arrangers on productions of veteran Jamaican musician Bryon Lee, including Jamaica's Golden Hits, Vols. 1 and 2.

Additionally, Belfast worked with Carl 'Beaver' Henderson, Baron, Virgin Island's King Styler and Antigua & Barbuda's King Short Shirt, among others.  The illustrious musician was also known as the arranger for New York's Silhouettes Steel Orchestra in the early 1990's, and instructed youths in the art of playing the steelpan instrument within the New York city public school system, where he served as a music instructor. 

When Steel Talks was told that he passed away on October 26, 2007 and was laid to rest four days later on October 30.

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