Von Martin - Steelpan Documentarian

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Von MartinWashington, DC, USA - Mr. Martin was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and now resides in the Lanham, Maryland area outskirts of Washington DC.  In 1977 he was one of the first volunteer broadcasters to be on the airwaves of WPFW 89.3 FM and remains one of its earliest personalities.

He served in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago military prior to migrating to the U.S. in the 1960s where he went to school at Federal City College, now University of the District of Columbia where he earned his B.A. in Computer Science.

Von Martin retired in 2008 from the Organization of American States (OAS) as its premiere English/Spanish speaking radio broadcaster.

Mr. Martin's past work includes interviews with entertainment giants and political dignitaries such as calypsonians the Mighty Sparrow, Chalkdust (Dr. Hollis Liverpool) and Growling Tiger, Clive Bradley, as well as reggae legends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.

When asked about interviews he has enjoyed other than musicians, Mr. Martin highly regards his interviews with Colin Powell, secretary of state (20012005), Michael Manley, Jamaican prime minister (19721980, 19891992) and Forbes Burnham, Guyanese prime minister and president (1964-1985).


 

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