Funeral for Peter Telfer on Friday

The late Peter Telfer. -
The late Peter Telfer. -

The virtual funeral of percussionist, drummer and cultural activist Peter Telfer takes place on Friday.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port of Spain posted on its Facebook page on Tuesday that the service is scheduled for 12 pm and will be streamed on YouTube. There were no other details as to the location of the funeral.

Telfer died on October 15 at 63 at the Arima General Hospital.

For over four decades this cultural icon, who founded the Mawasi Experience, which celebrated its 41st anniversary three days before Telfer’s death, made services at local RC churches an unforgettable spiritual and uplifting experience.

Parishioners at Sacred Heart RC, where he spent his latter years, welcomed the infectious beat of the African drums which he incorporated into the band.

Although he was not formally trained in music, admitting in interviews he could not read a musical note, Telfer, best known as a drummer and percussionist, was a well-known composer who added his own spin to praise and worship songs.

Condolences poured in for Telfer as news of his death spread, including from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts as well as RC Archbishop Jason Gordon.

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