Who is Minshall?

 

This man Peter Minshall weaves a tale, as any good calypsonian can. But in colour and in fabric, on stage and front and centre. His voice is large and aesthetic. Thank god. Trinidad, a chihuahua if only it could. Be Minshall, an anomaly an artist a white man with a colourful viewpoint. A man with a mask — risking it all — taking it off — whisking us all. Giving us the gift of rhyme, to keep tempo, to keep up with this man, who is Minshall. As David Rudder said in tonight's screening of Mas Man at the wonderful Medulla Art Gallery, one plus one in Trinidad is not two, not three, but eleven.  

(Photo via Dalton Narine)