When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Dennis
& Desperadoes Steel Orchestra
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Desperadoes Steel Orchestra legend Mr. Dennis “Tash” Ash has passed.
“Tash,” as he is fondly known, has been playing with Desperadoes since 1961.
The great Dennis “Tash” Ash on double seconds, with Ralph MacDonald on congas in Despers’ engine room
“The instrument is an instrument of PEACE, on earth!” - Dennis Ash
Dennis “Tash” Ash - (image source: Desperadoes)
Dennis “Tash” Ash & Garvin Blake - (image source/copyright: Garvin Blake)
“Dennis “Tash” Ash, a steelpan legend, has passed away.
“Tash was one of my musical heroes. His playing had a spiritual quality. He put his soul into every note he struck. Standing on top of Desperadoes float, looking skyward, his eyes closed, with his hands floating gracefully across the pans, Tash made the double second sing.
“Few players reached his level of artistry. And fewer matched his lifelong commitment and dedication to the artform.
“Tash was a national treasure.
“Rest in Peace my Brother.”
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