Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly is congratulating Calypso Rose who is set to receive another international award.
Calypso Rose, whose real name is Linda Mc Cartha Sandy-Lewis, will be the recipient of the Grand Prize for World Music award at the Sacem Grand Prix in France on Monday 10 December, 2018.
“Calypso Rose, Calypso Queen of the World, continues to place Trinidad and Tobago on the international stage by taking calypso to all parts of the world," the minister said.
Calypso Rose, 78, must find room again in her trophy cabinet for yet another international award.
The holder of this country's highest award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is to be awarded the Grand Prize for World Music at the Sacem Grand Prix in France in December this year.
She is among a list of awardees that includes English songwriter Ed Sheeran, in an event that will celebrate the outstanding in songwriting, music publishing, humour and classical contemporary music at Salle Pleyel on the evening of Monday 10 December.
Veteran calypsonian Calypso Rose will be conferred with her Diplomatic Passport on Tuesday, the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts says.
The ministry today issued an invitation to members of the media, to attend a brief ceremony for the presentation of the Diplomatic Passport to Calypso Rose, whose real name is Linda Mc Cartha Sandy-Lewis.
In March 2017, the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago agreed that Calypso Rose be afforded the privilege of a Diplomatic Passport, and that one aircraft in the Caribbean Airlines Fleet be named in her honour.
Calypso Rose is resting in a Paris hospital being treated for a case of 'gout' but her management says, there is nothing to worry about.
Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis characterised by recurrent attacks of a red, tender, hot, and swollen joint.
Her manager Jean Michel Gilbert said she was admitted on Friday and will be discharged on Tuesday.
He said the decision to have her seek medical attention was simply precautionary.
He said there is no need for alarm and that she remains in high spirits.
Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly has announced a decision by Cabinet to honour Calypso Rose for her recent international achievement.
The veteran calypsonian won the World Album of the Year award at the Victoire de la Musique award ceremony in France two weeks ago.
Calypso Rose, the Calypso Queen of the World today met with Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley today at the Office of the Prime Minister as she continues to celebrate her recent Album de
Musique de Monde (World Music Album of the Year) award.
A statement by the Office of the Prime Minister said the Prime Minister used the occasion to personally congratulate Mc Cartha Sandy-Lewis on her historic win and expressed his pride in her illustrious career and sterling representation of Trinidad and Tobago on the international stage.