‘Get Through’ dies as Calypsonians hold fund-raising concert for him

Calypsonian ‘Get Through, whose real name is Cyril Felix, passed away last night as a number of his colleagues gathered at the National Cultural Centre for a concert to raise funds for his medical care.

Dubbed – Chanting for Get Through, the event was intended to raise funds not only for the ailing calypsonian’s medical care, but also to create a fund to assist others in the calypso industry.

Get Through has been in and out of hospital for a number of ailments, his colleague Ignatius ‘ De Invader’ Tisson told the Times.

Invader recalled that the news of Get Through’s death came as the concert started last night.

“People were crying and hurt, but generally the mood was festive – a celebration of his life. It was a bitter-sweet experience,” he recalled.

Invader told the Times that the concert last night was well attended.

He described it as ‘phenomenal’ with calypsonians performing at their best.

Invader was of the opinion that the two most memorable songs performed by Get Through were ‘Marchand Possee’ – highlighting the many important personalities that the community of Marchand had produced and ‘What the People Chanting’ which won the Road March title in 1982.

Get Through was one of the founding members of Take Over Tent, he observed.

Invader also said the late calypsonian was one of the local pioneers.

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 13, 2016 at 7:55 am Reply

    R.I.p get through u will be surely miss by all who new u your music will live on

  2. Anonymous
    October 13, 2016 at 9:28 am Reply

    Rest in peace get through

  3. Joan David
    October 13, 2016 at 10:30 am Reply

    Joan David

  4. Anonymous
    October 13, 2016 at 10:46 am Reply

    GET THROUGH was a legendary art. His name will live on. He should be inducted into the Calypso hall of fame. Among the rest of the Calypsonians that have gone beyond.
    There are many other Calypsonians who have contributed to the art form ..they too have to be recognized. RIP GET THROUGH. A true calypsonian dies during a calypso show. What a better way to celebrate the life of a calypsonian.

  5. Anonymous
    October 13, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply

    RIP GoodSoul

  6. Joan David
    October 13, 2016 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Get they was a gd soul,very
    humbl you will be surely missed

  7. Anonymous
    October 13, 2016 at 7:50 pm Reply

    R.I.P Get thru

  8. Anonymous
    October 13, 2016 at 7:51 pm Reply

    He surely will be missed R.I.P RASTA YUTE♥♥♥

  9. Ginny
    October 14, 2016 at 4:47 am Reply

    I live in Toronto so I did not have the privilege of hearing and putting his image in my brain. However I can recall my late brother BAL (Julian Cenac) always filled with excitement whenever he tried to walk me through the progress of the Calypso season at home. He always advocated for Get Through. His favourite tune “What the People Chanting” was the signature song. He raved about it.
    That song grew on us up here in Toronto and we would chant the song now and then whenever the calypso season comes around. I wish to express my condolence to his family and fans, and may he rest in peace. He may connect with BAL on the other side. Sing on!

  10. Teddy.Z
    October 15, 2016 at 8:41 pm Reply

    Rest well Soldier….

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