A Team band manager, Zarin Morean this morning said, ”That has to be the greatest send off. RIP Blaxx.” He had been referring to Tuesday night’s celebratory gathering at Desperados Panyard in Port-of-Spain, where the A Team Band had delivered for fans and friends of Blaxx who came out to pay homage.
Today, at 10am, Dexter Stewart will be given a final farewell at the Queen’s Park Savannah. Over the past week, social media has proven just how loved and appreciated ”the black man with the big belly,” as he said he was often referred to, was. His music has been on consistent rotation across the nation’s airwaves and videos showing his ability to express love and good vibes through music, has popped up everywhere.
Today’s celebration farewell is expected to be attended by thousands as the send off is open to the public. Artistes, inclusive of Voice, who was mentored by Blaxx for two years, are expected to perform. Fellow entertainer, Shurwayne Winchester, who is not in the country at this time, but attended the celebration wake at Despers on the first night, said in a Trinidad Express article that although Blaxx joked about overcoming being told that he was “too black”or that he “didn’t have the look to be a star,” he knew that that was coming from a painful place inside the singer. ”The kind of comments you’re hearing now, the respect you’re hearing now, I wish he had heard that,” said Shurwayne.