Spouge award for ‘Cassius’

Barbados last evening launched its 21st annual Community Independence Celebrations by honouring a stalwart of the arts, Winston ‘Cassius Clay’ Yearwood.

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Winston ‘Cassius Clay’ Yearwood receiving his award from Culture Minister Stephen Lashley

Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, told a large crowd at the Speightstown Esplanade that the Community Independence Secretariat recognizes the contribution made by persons to certain art forms that can be identified as truly Barbadian through what is known as the Spouge Awards.

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Culture Minister Stephen Lashley addressing the launch

“This year, the stalwart chosen is none other than Mr Winston ‘Cassius Clay’ Yearwood, BCH, who has attained much in the area of culture.

“His story is one of struggle and persistence, also one of victory. What he has been able to accomplish and how he did it should be a source of inspiration for those who feel at times that there is no way out,” Lashley said.

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A section of the crowd at the Speightstown Esplanade

Despite periods of rain the 2015 Parish Attendants and Ambassadors made a jubilant entry onto the blocked off Esplanade roadway for a night of entertainment.

One Response to Spouge award for ‘Cassius’

  1. Alex Alleyne September 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Very nice, but some money will go along a long way . Cassius got “next-skint-to-nothing” for his big hit “snow cone”. If not mistaken , This song sold the most copies of any Bajan music.

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