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As regards who is my role model,
I never looked at anyone as such.
Things would strike me like I
explained how people operated, but
God was always guiding me so
strong, whether I knew it or not,
and I always wanted to find Him
after that spiritual experience. Jesus
is my role model though it may not
look so. He knows each and every
one of us. He is my Saviour, I shall
not be moved.
What school/institutions did you
I attended Siparia Road CM
School, Mon Repos RC School and
Presentation College, San Fernan-
do.If you could pick a singer to per-
form just for you, who would you
That would be the girl who sang
my compositions who I don t see
now, Miss Petal Dowlat.
What do you want to still aim to
accomplish with your talent?
I withdraw myself sometimes;
God who is in charge knows why.
However, I need someone who can
help me to manage all the CDs; all
my music and whatever is the Lord s
will for me in the musical world.
Still, to market everything and get
it to the record shops and the people,
I feel is a great part. But knowing
more about the Lord is our greatest
assignment, which is very clear. But
personal relationship is necessary in
everyone s life. His special gift to me
is the music, heavenly music, and
people may take it to mean it s only
gospel, but heavenly music sounds
beautiful. Heavenly music is to glorify
Name three calypsoes (soca
included, if any) and three non-
calypsoes, if you had to choose to
Three calypsoes: a) Hurricane b)
Bassline c) Hasely Crawford.
Three non-calypsoes: (a) My Heart
Will Go On, (b) The Power of Love,
(c) The Rose.
What daily motto or credo do
you live by, and in three words,
your recipe for success?
God is in complete control in
whom I have absolute faith. Recipe
for success---just believe in what you
are doing and in God.
Of all your shows, concerts, per-
formances, which would you like
a first-time audience, listener, view-
er to experience?
The unbelievable 1965 Panorama;
1967 at Naparima Bowl---Cavaliers
accompanying a San Fernando
choir---Christmas Carols; 1966---
Steelband Music Festival, acts I &
IV.Tell us about your inspiration to
do the type of "work" you do.
Anytime I get in the mood, I would
just go to the piano, in the past and
now also. I would just play on
straight, just playing and record on
a tape recorder. It is what God allows
me to put down. However, when
composing a piece I just play, add
and subtract music as well as words
until I am satisfied. This is it. I can
write whatever type of song I want,
calypso, parang, gospel, pop, also
writing from the Bible (Psalms, or
chapters taking parts, like Ephesians,
St John, Proverbs, etc). I may not
write word for word but almost all
is correct, as the message has not
changed; so the listener can under-
Of all your accolades, prizes and
awards, which do you rate as
I appreciate and thank God for all.
I don t thank Him enough. He has
blessed me so much to just sit quietly
and then He knows what He is doing
in my life.
What goals and ambitions do you
The hope I have is that when the
people hear any music that I do, they
should see God. But with certain
ones done, I believe they will see
Him and what is yet to come. By His
mercy, goodness and grace I know
they will see Him.
What is the best compliment you
have ever received?
Many people who know me and
still hold me in high esteem as an
arranger when they go back to times
like, Is Paris Burning, 67, My Brother,
Your Sister, Ting Tang, etc. What a
Describe yourself beginning with
B and M your initials?
Belongs to Jesus; Master---God
made you a musician master, but He
is My Master, My Saviour and My
Lord and I am His child.
What inspires you?
Just knowing God is there, I m
inspired. I could just go downstairs,
begin to play and write or just play
beautiful hymns and songs---com-
posed ones, etc.
What was the most difficult deci-
sion you ever had to make?
I ve been in different situations
but they always work out, short or
little longer; they work out. Just
remember, God is watching and
there s a hymn that says, "There is
an unseen hand that leads the way,
I cannot see."
How can we find out more about
you and keep up to date with your
latest news? Telephone numbers,
It will be a pleasure to hear from
your readers. My cell numbers are
469-1430, 750-3856 and number at
home is 652-3370. Please feel free
What are your plans for the
Where He leads me I will follow.
'Music and God are in my soul'
Anyone willing to assist with
the marketing of his material
can kindly contact Bobby
Mohammed at 469-1430, 750-
There is a one-hour interview
with him on YouTube at:
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