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Harry Mahabir

 

Harry Mahabir

Harry Mahabir is the music director of the National Indian Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago. Displaying a liking for music from the age of 15, Harry joined the Naya Zamana Orchestra led by the late Oustad Nazir Mohammed from whom he received some of his early training.

From 1965 to 1967 Harry was in India on a scholarship to study Indian music. In 1972 he was awarded the Hummingbird Silver Medal for music.

The ”maestro“ has played background music in several films including the movie ”Ram Aur Shyam“ while in India. Harry has been a close associate of producer Sham Mohammed since his early days with the Naya Zamana Orchestra.

Since then, he has learnt to appreciate the high standards set by Mr. Mohammed and the quality of music he has been supplying over the years is ample proof of this.