Spicemas Corporation designates July 9, The Mighty Sparrow Day
(Loops News) – The Mighty Sparrow will be celebrated in Grenada, the land of his birth, with a day dedicated to him.
Grenada’s Spicemas Corporation announced that Saturday, July 9, his 87th birthday, has been designated in the cultural calendar as “The Mighty Sparrow Day”.
The celebrations will take the form of virtual and local events to commemorate this important milestone.
The SMC says it recognises The Mighty Sparrow’s impressive discography and unsurpassed contribution to the growth and development of calypso in the Caribbean region and worldwide.
“The undisputed Calypso King of the World was instrumental in laying the foundation on which the current calypso and soca platform is built. The Mighty Sparrow reigns supreme in the calypso kingdom and it is only fitting that we honour the life and legacy of this great Grenadian while he is still with us— contributing to the calypso art form. For more than 70 years he has given us the very best of what calypso has to offer,” the organisation said.