Mighty Sparrow, Calypso King of the World

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Mighty Sparrow, Calypso King of the World

The Mighty Sparrow’s impact in the calypso arena cries out to be debated: Is this “Nat King Cole of calypso” indeed the greatest calypsonian of all time? Does he truly possess too-inflated an ego regarding his artistic abilities as others infer? How much fact is there to the rumors that he has long been a victim of venomous resentment from some fellow calypsonians? If so, is it because of the perception of his ego or his undoubted top position in the calypso arena for so many years?

Read about the Mighty Sparrow’s rise from a youth to King and the many influences and friendly rivalries he met along his journey, such as: Lord Kitchener, the Mighty Duke, the Mighty Spoiler, Calypso Rose, Red Plastic Bag, Mighty Dougla, and other fine calypsonians. In this endeavor, which contains well-researched accounts of Sparrow’s influence, as well as anecdotes drawn from the author’s memory, Kwamdela deftly captures the way in which Sparrow and his contemporaries entertained, educated and enthralled audiences in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean as a whole, and the African diaspora, including African American musicians who mirrored these artist with their watered-down calypso rhythms. This books is recommended for most readers who value an author's evocative writing style, and is certain to please calypso fans world-wide, and music lovers in general!

Even those without the author’s encyclopedic knowledge of The Mighty Sparrow have long been in awe of his skills. Small wonder Odimumba Kwamdela is able to document Sparrow’s years of dominance in the calypso arena in a manner that is certain to capture readers’ attention. – David Hinckley, New York Daily News

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In this endeavor, which contains well-researched accounts of Sparrow’s influence, as well as anecdotes drawn from the author’s memory, Kwamdela deftly captures the way in which Sparrow and his contemporaries entertained, educated and enthralled audiences in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean as a whole, and the African diaspora, including African American musicians who mirrored these artists with what some considered "watered-down" calypso rhythms. This book is recommended for most readers who value an author's evocative writing style, and is certain to please calypso fans world-wide, and music lovers in general!

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Even those without the author’s encyclopedic knowledge of The Mighty Sparrow have long been in awe of his skills. Small wonder Odimumba Kwamdela is able to document Sparrow’s years of dominance in the calypso arena in a manner that is certain to capture readers’ attention. – David Hinckley, New York Daily News

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