Clive Bradley Turns 69

Clive Bradley (Trinidad ) is easily one of the most important music figures in the history and development of the steelband movement. This prolific composer and charismatic educator, scholar and steelband music arranging master turned 69 this past weekend.

Recognized all over the world, Clive Bradley is to steelpan music, what Duke Ellington is to jazz and Mozart is to classical music - and much more - because of the social significance and genius he brought to the art form and a people. While Mr. Bradley has achieved success on every level and with many organizations, he is most recognized for his successful musical works with the legendary Desperadoes Steel Orchestra from Trinidad and New York's powerhouses Pantonic and Metro Steel orchestras.

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