T&T celebrates Calypso Rose

PORT OF SPAIN –– She;s seen her name lit up on the world stage and now Calypso Rose (McCartha Lewis) may see her sobriquet sailing the sky on a Caribbean Airlines aircraft.

Calypso Rose is to be asked permission for Government to christen a CAL airplane after her, as part of the State’s efforts to honour her achievements in the international musical arena, Arts and Culture Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly revealed at yesterday’s post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.

Dancers celebrate the arrival of Calypso Rose (McCartha Lewis), centre, as THA Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles, second right, looks on at the ANR Robinson International Airport, Tobago, yesterday.

Cabinet has also agreed to offer a diplomatic passport to the celebrated calypso queen.

Gadsby-Dolly noted Calypso Rose had brought home the equivalent of a “French Grammy” when she won Album of the Year in the World category at the Victoires de la Musique in France last month.

At 76, Calypso Rose’s album Far from Home is ?enjoying immense success in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad, having gone platinum.

The single Leave Me Alone, which she performed in France, became an instant classic and enjoyed heavy rotation during Carnival 2017.

Source: (Trinidad Express)

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