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Festivals Commission Mourns Eduardo Pyle

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The Ministry of Creative Industries, Innovation and the Orange Economy has expressed sadness at the passing of musician Eduardo Pyle, leader of the Soca Monarch Band and long-standing member of the All Star Calypso Band.

Mr. Pyle passed away last weekend following a period of illness.

In a statement, the Ministry said “Mr. Pyle established special relationships with everyone whom he came in contact.  He approached his duties with professionalism of the highest standard and provided exceptional leadership to those with whom he worked and mentored.  His loss will be felt by all those who knew and worked with him”.

Chairman of the Festivals Commission, Maurice Merchant said that Eduardo was a calm soul who played a pivotal role in the development of soca and calypso music in Antigua and Barbuda.

 “For Eduardo, what mattered most was the delivery of the most impeccable quality of music during our annual summer festival.  He was the guiding wisdom to many young musicians during the over two decades of service to culture and the arts.  His loss is irreplaceable,” Merchant said.

The Ministry of Creative Industries, Innovation and Orange Economy has expressed warmest wishes and deepest sympathies to his wife, children and extended family and to those who knew and and loved him.

Eduardo Pyle along with some band members.

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