Mitchell thanks Calypso Rose for promoting T&T Culture

Minister of Tourism, Honourable Randall Mitchell and Mac Cartha "Calypso Rose" Sandy-Lewis

Days before celebrating her 79th birthday, Trinidad &Tobago’s first female Calypso Monarch and first female road march winner, Calypso Rose, whose real name is Mac Cartha Sandy-Lewis, achieved another first by becoming the oldest calypsonian to perform at the popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at Indo Empire Polo Club, California, United States. The show which features various music genres takes place over two weekends, April 12-14 and April 19-21, 2019.

Tourism Minister, Honourable Randall Mitchell joins the rest of the national community in congratulating Calypso Rose on her outstanding contribution to the promotion of the calypso art form internationally over the past several years. “It is with a deep sense of appreciation that we congratulate Calypso Rose for continuing to promote T&T’s culture on the international entertainment stage and we salute her. She continues to be one of our most prolific, international cultural ambassadors on every stage, whether it is in the US, France or the Caribbean.”

Mitchell said: “Every time Calypso Rose appears on a stage abroad she promotes our islands and more people will want to visit our country to experience more of our unique tourism offerings.”

Calypso Rose was joined by another one of T&T’s international cultural ambassadors, Soca superstar Machel Montano during the rendition of her new song entitled “Young Boy”. 

Calypso Rose, an advocate for non-violence against women, was awarded the nation’s highest award, the Order of the Republic of T&T in 2017.

Calypso Rose’s “Far From Home” album won the World Album of the Year at the Victory de la Musique ceremony in France in 2017, which is considered to be the French equivalent of the Grammy Awards. She was the first citizen of Trinidad & Tobago to win the 2016 Artist Award by the World Music Expo, which is an international networking platform for the world music industry.

Calypso Rose celebrates her 79th birthday on April 27.

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