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Dale Knight

different nationalities, languages and cultures that were all there for the same purpose, to make a living. Of course, I made lifelong friends among the crew, the passenger and islanders in the countries we cruised to. It was easy saying ‘Yes’ when the agent asked me to bring on my own band. In those six years I got multiple contracts to play music on most of the Norwegian Cruise Liners (NCL), taking top Bajan musicians along, like singers John King, Tamara Marshall and Njeri.

 

Dale Knight and daughter Khalida 

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A father-daughter duo....Dale Knight and daughter Khalida as they play musical instruments  together.

     It was on one of these same cruises that I met Aiasha, my wife. We locked eyes Sail-away night on a New Years Eve cruise on the MS Starward. After conversations and promises to ‘keep in touch’, we did just that, writing  many letters to each other in the years that followed before I decided to make a visit to her home in Philadelphia. We eventually got married and now have a 24 year old daughter, Khalida.

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