G.B. Ballantyne Interview

Title

G.B. Ballantyne Interview

Description

Actual name: Gregory Ballantyne
Date of birth: September 6, 1951
Place of birth: San Fernando, Trinidad
Lived abroad: Lived in Jamaica in 1985
Awards (as of March 2018): International Extempo Monarch (1990), International Humorous Calypso Monarch (1995)
Best songs/best-known songs: “Calypso Rising,” “Ramajay,” “Carnival Children,” “Ribbons”
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Individuals heard during the interview:
GB: G.B. Ballantyne
HM: Hunter Moore
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Trinidad and Tobago terms and expressions as used in the interview:
Bacchanal: public quarrel
Meh: my
Petrotrin: the state-owned oil company of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Date

September 26, 2017

Interviewer

J. Hunter Moore

Interviewee

G.B. Ballantyne

Location

National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Original Format

WAV

Duration

16:10

Time Summary

Subject sings: 4:06; 4:28; 4:37; 9:57
The final (approx.) 45 seconds of the interview was on an unrelated topic and have not been included.