Brevett’s funeral for this Sunday

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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THE funeral for Lloyd Brevett, upright bass player for the legendary Skatalites band, is set for the University Chapel at Mona in St Andrew on Sunday, June 3.

The two-hour-long service of thanksgiving is scheduled to commence at 10:00 am and will be conducted by Archpriest Abuna Wolde Refuel Hay of the St Elias Tewahedo Monastery in the West.

Brevett, 80, died at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in the Corporate Area on May 2. Brevett's health had deteriorated rapidly following the February 25 murder of his son, O'Keine, in Seaview Gardens St Andrew, just hours after accepting an award on his father's behalf from the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association.

According to family confidante Maxine Stowe, the procession will leave the University Chapel for Studio One recording facility on Studio One Boulevard where the Skatalites sound was born.

Brevett's final journey from Studio One to the May Pen Cemetery in Kingston will take the form of a public procession which will be led by the Tivoli Gardens Marching band.

Stowe said the route is symbolic one, as Brevett and many artistes of that period, took from their homes in nearby Trench Town to Studio One to sing, play and record music.

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