The Mighty Sparrow

The Mighty Sparrow

Sometimes credited as
Mighty Sparrow

Originally from Grenada, the sparrow made his triumphant entry onto the Calypso stage in 1956, winning in one clean sweep both the Calypso Monarch title (Calypso's highest honnour), and the Road March competition (the song played the most by the music trucks during carnival). He went on to win the titles eight more times,and even withdrew from the compétition to give other singers a chance! He is the greatest living calypsonian , and one genre's leading figures, along with lord Kitchener,who passed away in 2000.


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