Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Young yes, but judge for yourself
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Title: Young yes, but judge for yourself
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/31/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199883
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Young yes,

but judge

for yourself.

THE youngest musician
who will be participating in
Carifesta is an eight-year old
ping pong soloist who comes
from the' spice island of
Brian :Hood. the young
musician, Who s the young-
est ping pong" solost in the
Caribbean, performed on
stage nd TV when he paid
three iits to Canada. He
also appeared in Surinam and
in Carriacou and will be
performing with Mighty In-
spector, Grenada's 1972 Carni-
val calpso King, in the In-
ternatonal Presentation at
Queen's College today and
Sseaidng of his early ex-
periences in music, Brian
said that both his father,
Duncan Hood and his uncle,
Kenneth Hood, are steelband
players so they had a complete
steel orchestra in their yard
and from early childhood he
would use every spare mo-
ment tinkering with the pans.
Whlhe his father and uMla
observed that. his interest in
the steelband was developing
1Iey taght him to play at

Brian made his debut as
a i4ng poo soloit only a
year ao at the Grenada
ar Festival held in
Queen'~ Park, and won two
Since then he travelled to
a number of countries includ-
ing Surinam and Canada. He
paid three visits to Canada
and there he appeared on
TV and stage.
Bra ~ said that his ambi-
tion in life is to .become a
professional steelband player.
This Mike Norville picture
shows little Brian practising
for his performance tonight
at Queen's Colege.

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