CD
Title
16 carnival hits
Performer
Mighty Sparrow Lord Kitchener
Publisher
Ice, 1992
1 cd
Playing time
01:03:24
EAN
0780563917020
CDR
HEX14023
Placing suggestion
86 - Wereldmuziek: Midden- en Zuid-Amerikaanse stijlen (NBLC) P - Populaire muziek (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 3 times in Flemish libraries

About Mighty Sparrow

Slinger Francisco ORTT CMT OBE (born July 9, 1935), better known as Mighty Sparrow, is a Trinidadian calypso vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. Known as the "Calypso King of the World", he is one of the best-known and most successful calypsonians. He has won Trinidad's Carnival Road March competition eight times, Calypso King/Monarch eight times, and has twice won the Calypso King of Kings title.

Career

Slinger Francisco was born in the fishing village of Grand Roy, Grenada, West Indies on July 9, 1935. He moved to Trinidad as a one-year-old with his mother, his father having relocated there in 1937. He grew up in Port of Spain. He began singing as a small child, but his love of calypso was discouraged while at Newtown Boys Catholic School, where he sang in the choir. At the age of 14 he joined a steel band comprising neighbourhood boys, and performed with the band at Carnival.

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