Lionel Belasco

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        It has been claimed that Belasco was the first musician to popularize West Indian music for a significant audience outside the English-speaking Caribbean. The child of a Sephardic Jew and a Trinidadian Creole, pianist and vocalist Belasco made his first recording in Trinidad in 1914. Between 1914 and 1945, he made at least 278 recordings under his own name -- more than any other West Indian bandleader did. He was one of the artists responsible for the hybrid of styles -- taken f... Read more

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