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Mighty Sparrow to receive prestigious Order of T&T award

Mighty Sparrow to receive prestigious Order of Trinidad and Tobago award

Sparrow - January 2014

Sparrow – January 2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday February 20, 2014, CMC –
The Trinidad and Tobago government on Wednesday February 19  said it had recommended that the Grenadian-born, Dr. Slinger Francisco, the “Mighty Sparrow” be given the country’s highest award.

In addition, the Kamla Persad Bissessar administration said it would also meet the expenses related to the medical condition of the veteran calypsonian.

Sparrow, acknowledged as the “Calypso King of the World” returned to Trinidad and Tobago earlier this month after recovering from a diabetic coma in the United States, where he has been residing for years.   Continue reading

The Mighty Sparrow is back in Trinidad – performs at Carnival tent

The Mighty Sparrow is back and the Calypso King of the World moves audience to tears
Published on February 19, 2014 – Caribbean News Now  Print Version
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — After several rumours of his death surfaced in the Trinidad and Tobago media a few months ago, the ‘Calypso King of the World’ has moved from a coma to the stage. One can safely say, “The Birdie flies again!”

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The Mighty Sparrow, Slinger Francisco

Slinger Francisco, the Mighty Sparrow, has been performing on stage at the Kaiso House Calypso Tent for the 2014 carnival season. His debut appearance on Thursday, February 13, 2014, moved the audience at the Queens Park Savannah venue to tears.

Accompanied by his wife Margaret, Sparrow was first warmly greeted by executive members of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO), including calypsonian Twiggy, Marvelous Marva and Duane O’Connor. O’Connor had the honour of assisting Sparrow into his jacket moments before his performance.  Continue reading

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