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‘Sousie’ singer passes on

Folk singer and veteran calypsonian Michael Director Forde has died.

Forde, best known for his classic hit Sousie, which was released in 1985 and took him across North America and Europe, had been ailing with prostate cancer for some time.

He was 65.

Forde, who played the guitar, started out as a folk singer and was heavily involved in training students in the primary schools.

michael director forde

He was the lead singer with the Gospel Comforters and performed with various theatrical groups including Talk Tent and Pampalam.

He also performed as Director in the Cave Shepherd All Stars and the Celebrity Tent.

He leaves to mourn his wife Betty and three children – Kevin, Cecile and Janelle.

9 Responses to ‘Sousie’ singer passes on

  1. Joseph Harding
    Joseph Harding March 19, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    RIP Director

  2. Antoinette Russell
    Antoinette Russell March 19, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    RIP Director

  3. Wendy Clarke
    Wendy Clarke March 19, 2015 at 4:11 pm


  4. Ruth Blades
    Ruth Blades March 19, 2015 at 6:18 pm


  5. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams March 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Oh no. Rest in Peace grest singer. I love he song bad

  6. Jasmine Henry Lee
    Jasmine Henry Lee March 19, 2015 at 7:38 pm


  7. Terry Gittens
    Terry Gittens March 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm


  8. Violet M. Best March 19, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Keep on singing Michael!
    My prayer for your progress in the Spiritual realm!
    My condolence to the love of your life Betty and to your children!

  9. tony hinds March 20, 2015 at 2:59 pm



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