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.
"This accolade that is being bestowed on Calypso Rose is testament to not only how far our music can take us but also that age has no boundaries where love of music is concerned," she added.
In July 2017, through a collaboration by the Culture Ministry and Caribbean Airlines, a Caribbean Airline's Boeing 737 was named "Calypso Rose, Calypso Queen of the World" in honour of her achievement of being the first soca artist to attain the prestigious French Music Award the “Album de Musique de Monde” and for her contributions to the development of calypso and the culture of Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2018, a diplomatic passport with the inscription, Calypso Rose –“Cultural Icon of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago” was presented to her by the minister.