The Late Terry Joseph
The funeral of cultural aficionado and writer Terry Joseph is scheduled to take place today at the Centre of Excellence in Macoya.
The 60-year-old who had been battling with prostate cancer for the past year, passed away around last Wednesday at the home of his wife Laini Gilliam-Joseph in Douglasville, Georgia, USA.
Viewing of Joseph's body will take place between 1 - 2 p.m. while the funeral service, officiated by Fr Clyde Harvey, is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Joseph will receive a cultural send off with performances by the Laventille Rhythm Section, Superior, Stalin, Lydian Singers, Roy Cape All Stars, Brother Resistance and DJ Crosby.
Express Editor-at-Large Keith Smith will pay tribute to Joseph, while UNC-A co-leader Jack Warner is also scheduled to speak.
Representatives from the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs; National Carnival Commission (NCC), Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Association (TUCO) and Pan Trinbago are expected to deliver greetings.
Joseph will be cremated in a private ceremony following the funeral service.