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Dalton Narine

Senior Associate Editor: Pan Magazine



  • Premiered the Dalton Narine feature film “MAS MAN”  - the story of one of Trinidad’s foremost carnival costume creators.

2004 – Present

  • Currently engaged in producing/directing international film on Peter Minshall

  • Simultaneously writing novel about combat experience in Vietnam War

  • Write Feature stories as freelancer for Miami Herald, Express and Guardian

  • Produced, wrote, directed (2004) documentary on steel pan innovator BERTIE MARSHALL (TV6)

2000 – 2004

  • Editor in Features department, Miami Herald

  • Features contributor; Daily Express, Trinidad Guardian (30 years)

1995 – 2000

  • Editor, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

  • Produced, wrote, directed SOCA NATION (1996), Pay-per-View Carnival special for TTT (Trinidad & Tobago Television)/Time Warner

  • Produced, wrote, directed STREETS OF COLOUR (1997) [TTT, Public Television New York]

1993 – 1995

  •  Vice President, Public Relations, Caribbean Satellite Network, Miami

  •  Produced, wrote, directed KING CARNIVAL (1995) (TTT, CSN and Public Television New York)

1990 – 1993

  • Manager, Disney group of musicians from Trinidad and Tobago (year-long promotion in Tokyo)

  • Produced, directed MASQUERADE [1992-93] (TTT, Public Television New York)

1987 – 1990

  • Associate Editor, EBONY magazine, Chicago

  • Produced, wrote, directed THE MINSHALL TRILOGY (1987) [TTT, Public Television New York)

  • Produced, wrote, directed PANORAMA, FESTIVAL OF THE PANS (1989) [TTT, Public Television New York]

1984 – 1986

  • Ran own Public Relations business; clients included Ryder International

  • Produced, wrote, directed film for Erica Williams, DANSE TRINIDAD (1985), about Best Village series and link to West African culture

  • Produced and directed TRINIDAD CARNIVAL – EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD (1985) [TTT]

  • Produced and directed MAS FEVER (1986) [TTT]

1969 – 1984

  • Crew Scheduler (pilots); Eastern Airlines, New York

  • Writer, Computer Programming department, Eastern Airlines, Miami

  • Assistant Manager, Public Relations, Eastern Airlines, Miami

  • Produced and directed CARNIVAL FUSION (1983) [TTT]

    2005 – SUNSHINE STATE AWARD for Miami Herald syndicated feature story on Iraq
    War Veterans [BATTLE SCARS]
    1988 – SPECIAL AWARD [THE MINSHALL TRILOGY] (Columbus International Film Festival, United States)
    1986 – BEST DOCUMENTARY [MAS FEVER] (Caribbean Media Awards)
    1985 – BEST DOCUMENTARY [TRINIDAD CARNIVAL] (Caribbean Media Awards)
    2008 – Screenings for STREETS OF COLOUR at Barbados Film Festival and San Diego Film Festival

    Air Traffic Control School, U.S. Army
    Howard University – English Major
    Brooklyn College – Journalism Major
    New York University – Script Writing for Film and Television
    University of Miami – Creative Writing


    * Born in Gonzales, grew up (early years) near Desperadoes in the cauldron of Pan’s bloody baptism

    * Relocated at 11 to “other” Laventille, around the corner from Bertie Marshall’s experimental lab (his living room)

    * Relocated in mid-teens to Quarry Street (between Casablanca and City Syncopators) but joined Trinidad All Stars at the famous “garret” on Charlotte Street the year of Intermezzo, Liebestraum, Barcarolle and Humoresque (all Bombs). Performed with the band’s stage ensemble (the post-Carnival fete circuit and at Trinidad Hilton poolside engagements). Relocated to New York City, though continuing to play pan during the Carnival with All Stars – after completing military service in Vietnam – with emphasis on the Bombs.

    * Obligatory duty/tribute to Bertie Marshall – played (double tenor) for Highlanders in 1971

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