Scipio Sargeant, well known
Guitarist and Steelpan Arranger, ill
New York -
Frankie McIntosh, Tony ‘Bugs’ Niles and other
musicians are involved in an effort to rally
musicians and other interested parties to assist
Scipio ‘Sarge’ Sargeant, well known steelband
arranger and guitarist in these
parts, who is very seriously ill.
A special fund raiser is being held on Thursday
October 16, between 7:30 and 10:00 pm at the
Sesame Flyers cultural center at 3510 Church
Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.
The Sesame Flyers organization has graciously
allowed the use of their center for the
fundraiser, and to allow for all to come by and
make a donation. Sargeant’s
ex-wife Debbie will be on hand to collect
contributions on his behalf.
Over the years, ‘Sarge’ has been a
significant figure on the music scene and has
performed both within and outside the Caribbean
community. Of equally impressive note, are
his years as co-arranger for Despers USA steel
orchestra during their record run of winning the
Panorama for six consecutive years.