The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts will host a reception to welcome home Calypso Rose from France, where she recently won a French "Grammy" Award.
The special welcome home reception will be held at the Diplomatic Lounge of the Piarco International Airport at 7:30 pm Wednesday.
The Ministry says Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Nyan Gadsby-Dolly will be present to meet Calypso Rose and deliver remarks in tribute to her achievement of winning her first ever French Grammy Award, Victorie De La Musique.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has congratulated Calypso Rose on her recent achievement of winning the World Music Album of the Year Award at the French Music Awards on Friday.
Rose won with the album "Far From Home" which has been highly popular in Europe.
Veteran Calypsonian Calypso Rose has won the World Album of the Year award at the Victoire de la Musique award ceremony in France.
The award is considered the French equivalent of a Grammy award.
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Rose's album, Far from Home, competed against rock group Acid Arab with their album "Music of France" and Rokia Traore with her album "Born So."
Far From home, the platinum-selling album was released on the Because Music label on June 3, 2016.
Calypsonians The Mighty Shadow and Calypso Rose, and Special Olympics Gold Medallist Akeem Stewart are among persons honoured at the Tobago Day Awards held on Sunday.
The awards seek to honour Tobagonians who have excelled in different areas.
Calypso Rose was the first woman to win the coveted Road March title in 1977, and the Calypso Monarch title in 1978.
Calypso Rose has been awarded the 2016 Artist Award by the World Music Expo (WOMEX).
She topped artists from 95 countries in receiving the prestigious award.
WOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry.
Calypso Rose, 76, has become the first international gold album artiste coming from Trinidad and Tobago.
An album goes gold when it is sold more than 50,000 times. It becomes platinum when it crosses 100,000 and she's expected to attain that feat in mid-November.
Rose, who has been in the industry for 60 years, received the accolade in France, for the album "Far From Home", co-produced by international star Manu Chao.
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“Tobago is very proud of you.”
That statement summed up Chief Secretary Orville London’s tribute to Tobago icon MacArtha Lewis, widely known as Calypso Rose, who visited the Office of the Chief Secretary at the Administrative Complex, Calder Hall earlier today (August 19, 2016).
In describing the flamboyant entertainer as “Queen Rose,” London said Rose continues to stretch the boundaries of the arts as a performer and musician.
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