Port of Spain, Trinidad: Tuesday, March 8, 2022: The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (NCC) joins with the national community in remembering the life and legacy of legendary Mas maker and Band Leader, Richard Afong, who passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
Over the course of more than two decades, Richard redefined Mas culture in Trinidad and Tobago – first, as the leader of the much beloved and hugely popular Mas band, Barbarossa, then as an active stalwart and representative of the Mas Community as Chairman of the NCBA, and as a long-serving Commissioner of the NCC Board.
With Richard’s passing, our nation has lost a storied Mas maker and Band Leader. It has also lost another of its cultural icons, whose legacy of excellence in Mas must continue to be remembered and persevered for future generations.
The NCC extends its deepest condolences to his family and loved ones during this most difficult time.