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​Red, White & Blocked


My name is George Maharaj and I am selling or donating away a priceless collection of Trinidad & Tobago and Caribbean music to a foreign institution if I can find one.


The collection is about 6,000 records and the cost to collect, storage fees, insurance, transport comes close to Can$200,000.00. I did not include sentimental value. I have already parted with three loads of it, and have four more to do, just giving it away. Because, for over 40 years, I have been trying with every government institution and [numerous large] private companies and I can’t figure out how to get anybody from Trinidad & Tobago to take my collection.

All I want is for somebody, somewhere, to digitise all the music and share it with the world for everybody to enjoy. And to build a calypso museum to honour our own artistes. I’m trying a foreign institution now.
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​Red, White & Blocked


My name is George Maharaj and I am selling or donating away a priceless collection of Trinidad & Tobago and Caribbean music to a foreign institution if I can find one.


The collection is about 6,000 records and the cost to collect, storage fees, insurance, transport comes close to Can$200,000.00. I did not include sentimental value. I have already parted with three loads of it, and have four more to do, just giving it away. Because, for over 40 years, I have been trying with every government institution and [numerous large] private companies and I can’t figure out how to get anybody from Trinidad & Tobago to take my collection.

All I want is for somebody, somewhere, to digitise all the music and share it with the world for everybody to enjoy. And to build a calypso museum to honour our own artistes. I’m trying a foreign institution now.
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