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Ricky is a man who is consistently behind the scenes, getting the job done. He gives, and gives, using his talents to benefit others. Ricky lives his life in service to others, and like that famous Shirley Chisholm quote, believes that "Service is the rent we pay for living on this earth". Recently, after losing a dear friend and fellow musician, Lew “Jiggs” Kirton, Ricky joined with Bajan Diaspora Online & Friends, chaired by Mary Yearwood, to honor his memory. The group produced a concert, entitled, A Tribute to Llewellyn “Jiggs” Kirton in New York. Funds from the dinner dance and concert will support the first recording of an aspiring young entertainer/musician in Barbados.
Recently, the Llewellyn "Jiggs" Kirton Recognition Award....Designed and Produced by Mary Yearwood, was presented to Ms. Rashida Codrington by Ricardo Durant, Marcia Durant, and Mike Remie.
Several organizations over the years have recognized Ricky for his philanthropic efforts. He has received awards and certificates of achievement from the Modern High School Alumni Association, New Covenant Christian Academy, and BACONJ.
Ricky’s musical talents go far beyond playing the bass guitar. Ricky is a long-time member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Choir. His soulful base voice can be heard during Black History Month concerts at the United Methodist Church, with Mark Miller’s Community Choir during the Easter season, and with Calvary Baptist Church at Christmas time.
Ricardo Durant with circle of friends, including The Late Lewellyn "Jiggs" Kirton (center), and The Late Dalton Bostic (far right).
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