Calypso message: Free them … The Mighty Gabby (Barbados)

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The Cuban Five are National Heroes

Anthony Carter, known as Mighty Gabby is a Barbadian calypsonian and a Cultural Ambassador for the island of Barbados. He won the calypso crown in Barbados at age 19 in 1968 and went on to win the Calypso king title again in 1969, 1976, 1985, 1999, 2000 and again in 2010. He has written over 700 songs and was awarded Folk Singer Of The Year in 1977, 1978, 1979. He wrote a song about the Cuban 5 called FREE THEM. Mighty Gabby recently participated in the “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in Washington DC and performed in a number of activities.

Below is a letter from the Mighty Gabby to President Obama calling for freedom for the Continue reading

Tribute to Bob Marley in Cuba

Although Cuba’s recent 21st annual international book fair is well-known to many, especially those who receive news from progressive news agencies throughout the world, what is not so well-known is that in this year’s fair there was a performing arts sector which included a special tribute to Jamaican Reggae icon Bob Marley.

Bob and Reggae are very popular in Cuba and both have had a strong impact on music in that country. 

This tribute took the form of a concert at Havana’s Mella Theater, which was attended by Caribbean musicians, including the Mighty Gabby; from Barbados, considered by many Continue reading