Quevedo, Raymond, 1892-1962

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Birth 1892-03-24
Death 1962-02-22
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Biographical notes:

Raymond Quevedo, the son of a Trinidadian mother and a Venezuelan father, was educated at St. Mary's College. After leaving school he continued to educate himself by reading the literary classics. He later became a calypsonian, Atilla the Hun, who used the literary grandeur of the classics for his calypsoes. In 1946 he entered politics, was President-General of the Trinidad Labour Party and won a seat on the Port of Spain City Council. He effectively merged his two roles as calypsonian and politician.

From the description of Raymond Quevedo Collection, 1941-1962. [1941-1962] (The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine). WorldCat record id: 48230950

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Subjects:

  • Calypso musicians

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  • Trinidad and Tobago (as recorded)