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Kitchener and Jit enjoyed a successful friendship and
Renegades won six of their nine Panorama titles,
with Kitchener compositions.
A TRIBUTE TO JIT SAMAROO
This morning I woke to the sad news of
the passing of one of T&T's cultural icons, Jit
Samaroo, who came from very humble
beginnings to not only create history in the
Panorama arena with nine winning
arrangements, but has also composed test
pieces now performed in Trinidad, Mexico
and the USA.
In 2003, Jit, who supported music literacy
and education, was approached to have six
of his test pieces for National Pan Chutney
and Steelband Festivals by the then Hydro
Agri Trinidad (now Yara Trinidad). He had
already scored the music, which had been
left in a drawer, with Jit feeling at the time,
that no one would ever be interested in the
music. He immediately welcomed the project
which was focused on preserving his music
for education, with proof editing done by the
University of the West Indies (via Sat
Sharma). The product containing recordings
by Samaroo Jets and scores to be utilised by
educational institutions, and was called
Original Notes, with the double CD was
formally handed over to him in October
2003. It was at the launch, when it was
announced that the Music Literacy Trust
would be formed and some proceeds from
the product, would go back to supporting the
Trust, a not-for-profit organisation assisting
with scholarships in music education (to
which Jit did in fact contribute). Jit also
started off being a Director of the Trust.
Jit was one of the most humble people I
have ever met, and with all the
accomplishments and accolades, he
remained focused on how he could help
others in pan, knowing what pan had done
for him and his family. Several times I had to
meet him at the yard teaching kids in BP
Youth Steel Orchestra, and he would also
describe his ambitions of having his own
school. His speech at the launch of Original
Notes was one of the few public speeches he
ever made, and moved everyone with his
emotion. His passion to the music, his
patriotism, his genius, his excellence has
been demonstrated consistently over the
years, earning him an honorary doctorate
from the University of the West Indies (in
the same week as the launch of Original
Notes) and Chaconia and Hummingbird
It has been a privilege to work with this
giant of a human being and cultural icon of
T&T. The Music Literacy Trust extends its
sincere and heartfelt condolences to the
entire Samaroo family.
RIP Jit, I hope the Trust can continue to do
what you so much believed in.
By Mark Loquan, Founding Honorary Director, Music Literacy Trust
From Page A25
"My father would not have wanted me to do that,"
Amrit says, "we have a duty to carry on his lega-
cy."Though Samaroo s illness rendered him oblivious
to the hype of seasonal activities, Christmas was
among his favourite times of the year. Back in the
day, cuatro or guitar in hand, he would serenade the
Lopinot neighbourhood as part of a make-up parang
"Leywah/Léwa" observances (Feast of the Ephipany,
January 6) following the Christmas season was also
a very special time for Samaroo. It was a time for
some reflection but also for parang, food, fun and
for looking ahead to a New Year.
Midway up the winding road to Lopinot, lies Surrey
Village where the season is unwinding. A first cousin
stands outside the neighbourhood snackette. Strangers
arrive to a sparse and solemn scene. Weeks ago vil-
lagers observed the coming of one son. The Feast of
the Epiphany has just passed. Today they are saying
good-bye to another.
Like the rest of the world, they are bidding farewell
Carrying on his
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