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Archives display salutes the careers of two new Hall of Fame members

Big Al Harris and Celeste Spencer Robinson were yesterday inducted into the Bermuda Music Hall of Fame.

The pair, renowned calypsonians of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, were saluted at a ceremony at Shine Hayward's Music Studio, attended by Public Information Services Minister Neletha Butterfield and MP Dale Butler yesterday.

Bermuda Archives put together a display on their careers in music halls across Bermuda, the United States and beyond using period recordings re-mastered from the Harry Bloom Collection and photographs from Mr Butler's personal collection.

The display will run until the end of the month at the venue in St John's Road, Pembroke. Telephone 505-3409 or 333-9092 for more information.

Last week, pianist and poet Alvin Brangman, pianist Norma Brown-Raynor and the late saxophonist Earlston Smith were inducted to the Hall of Fame by Mr Butler.

Public Information Services Minister Neletha Butterfield (centre) stands in front of a display highlighting musician Big Al Harris now on display at Shine's Music Studio on St John's Road, Pembroke. With her is MP Dale Butler (left) who has done much to chronicle Bermuda's musical heritage, musician Wendell (Shine) Hayward and Government Archivist Karla Hayward. The Bermuda Archives put together the display on Mr Harris and fellow Music Hall of Fame artist Celeste Spencer Robinson.

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Published March 07, 2011 at 9:01 am (Updated March 07, 2011 at 9:01 am)

Archives display salutes the careers of two new Hall of Fame members

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