Explainer

Explainer
Member Society: COTT
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Genre: Calypso/Soca

Biography

Winston Henry sobriquet Explainer, to date is a composer, singer and calypso extraordinaire. He was born on the 13th November, 1947 and is the father of three (3) children Wendell, Stageann and Winston. He was affectionately dubbed the messenger because he composed songs which expressed the ills of society and the oppression of the poor man.

Explainer started singing calypso in the year 1969 which gave him a lifelong career of 43 years, and shot to fame when he joined an Ace Producer Mr....

Winston Henry sobriquet Explainer, to date is a composer, singer and calypso extraordinaire. He was born on the 13th November, 1947 and is the father of three (3) children Wendell, Stageann and Winston. He was affectionately dubbed the messenger because he composed songs which expressed the ills of society and the oppression of the poor man.

Explainer started singing calypso in the year 1969 which gave him a lifelong career of 43 years, and shot to fame when he joined an Ace Producer Mr. Rawlston Charles who produced memorable tunes like Ras Mass and the immortal Lorraine, just to name a few. Lorraine that highly infectious song was indeed a hit with locals and fans abroad. In fact Lorraine made it to the British charts at position number 35.

In Explainer’s 43 plus years in the calypso arena, he has continued to produce great hits and has also collaborated with Bunji Garlin, Blaxx, Maximus Dan and Farmer Nappy.

As a cultural ambassador Explainer took calypso around the world. He has performed in Europe, North America, South America and throughout the Caribbean. He has also performed in prestigious venues like the Common Wealth Institute in London, The Apollo Theatre, Madison Square Garden, Studio 54 and Brooklyn Academy just to name a few.

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