Culture Minister offers condolences on death of Brigo

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 14:15

Culture Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly has issued condolences on the passing of calypsonian "Brigo".

Brigo died at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital today.

"It is with sadness that the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts marks the passing of one of our iconic calypsonians, Samuel Abraham, widely known as Brigo.

He encapsulated the vivacity and humour of the calypso genre and was definitely one of its most colourful characters, making calypso fun and memorable.

He also stood out as one of the artistes that contributed to making local advertising resonant with and accepted by Trinbagonian society in a time when foreign ads were always looked on as the model, and the best.

No one who ever saw Brigo's ad for insect repellent would forget that, "Det kills them Dead!" He had quite an endearing persona, inclusive of his signature grin and humorous lyrics.

His contribution to the cultural landscape of Trinidad and Tobago will not be forgotten.

May he rest in eternal peace."