Key West is like Trinidad without the mountains

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George Victory    “Key West is like Trinidad without the mountains” Born in 1950, George Victory grew up in Five Rivers, a small village near Arouca in Trinidad.  He said there was only one river but you had to cross it five times as it snaked its way down Arouca. One of George’s teachers recognized his […]

Guitar Buddies – a special gift

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Guitar Buddies – a special gift By Ralph De Palma     Three wonderful Key West guitarists had a unique bond through music – George Victory, Yvan Agbo, and Rolando Rojas. Although these accomplished musicians came from very different musical backgrounds, they were drawn together, sometimes for a special gig performance, a new music idea […]

Everyone Loves That Latin Beat


Rolando Rojas By Ralph De Palma Rolando’s original home is in Concepción, Chile.  He studied music, learning classical guitar in high school. Later, in a vineyard/wine-making region of Viña del Mar, he studied classical piano and harmonies. While in music school, Rolando stopped playing guitar and learned the piano. He loves both instruments but did not […]