TUCO: Plummer’s impact will remain a part of our nation’s symphony

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TUCO: Plummer’s impact will remain a part of our nation’s symphony

Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) president Ainsley King has extended condolences to the family and friends of icon Denyse Plummer and those who were touched by her remarkable talent and spirit.

Plummer died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. She was 69 years.

King said: “Denyse Plummer’s legacy is etched in the annals of Trinidad and Tobago’s musical heritage. Her journey from singing in the Holy Name Convent choirs to ascending to the pinnacle of the calypso world is an inspiring testament to her dedication and perseverance. She shattered barriers and paved the way for female calypsonians, demonstrating that the power of one’s voice transcends gender and background.”

“Plummer’s unique ability to infuse diverse musical genres into her performances, from calypso and soca to gospel and chutney, showcased her artistic versatility. Her music resonated not only within our twin-island nation but also resonated globally, gracing stages across the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and beyond.”

He recognised Plummer’s notable achievements in earning multiple female calypso crowns, Calypso Monarch and Calypso Queen crowns, and her victory in the Apollo Theatre’s Amateur Night.

“As we reflect on Denyse Plummer’s life, let us remember her through the melodies that echoed the vibrancy of our culture, the verses that spoke of unity and pride, and the passion she instilled in every note she sang. Her impact on our society is immeasurable, and her memory will forever resonate in the hearts of those who had the privilege to witness her artistry,” King added.

“May her soul find eternal rest as her melodies continue to inspire generations to come. Denyse Plummer’s voice may have left this earthly stage, but her music and impact will forever remain a part of our nation’s symphony.”

National Carnival Commission (NCC) chairman Winston Gypsy Peters said: “My heart is overflowing with the sorrow I’m feeling now for the passing of Denyse. While the country and the world have lost an icon and a super performer, I have lost a dear friend of long standing and a confidant.”

“My heart has no more room at this moment for any more sorrow losing, my dear wife Marva, earlier in the year. I have lost my dearest friend and mentor, Michael Anthony, and now Denyse!”