Neville Aming Passes Away At 96 In T&T

September 28, 2017

Neville Aming, the brother of Choy Aming Sr, has passed away at the age of 96 in his native Trinidad & Tobago, with the T&T Guardian noting that he was “one of the earliest masmen to export T&T Carnival abroad,” along with people including music band leader Choy Aming, to countries like Bermuda and the US.

The Guardian story said “Veteran masman Neville Aming passed away on Friday at a nursing home where he spent his latter days. With his chaplet in hand, his family said he peacefully left to the songs of praises, prayers and recitals of the Holy Rosary. Aming was 96 having celebrated a birthday in August.

“His son Bobby Aming yesterday told the T&T Guardian his father was not ailing but rather grieving.

“Aming was born in 1922 in San Juan and began his career in 1958 with his first presentation Reign of the Mings. From there on he continued to present up until 1984 with his last presentation, Ceremonial Dancers.

“Aming was also among one of the earliest masmen to export T&T Carnival abroad, again along with Bailey, Velasquez and his brother, music band leader Choy Aming, to countries like Bermuda and the US. Aming was a recipient of the Humming Bird Silver for his contribution to the vibrancy of T&T mas in 1996.

“Knox said after Aming bowed out of mas making he remained active in the Carnival as an advisor to current masmen.”

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