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Congrats, Gabby!

Congrats, Gabby! Anthony Gabby Carter (FP)

Tue, October 23, 2012 - 12:08 AM

THE ENTERTAINMENT fraternity chorused its congratulations yesterday on the heels of calypsonian and folk icon Anthony Gabby Carter being conferred an honorary doctorate by the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus last weekend.

Gabby was presented with his Degree of Letters, honoris causa, by the university’s chancellor Sir George Alleyne.

Yesterday, veteran artiste and promoter Richard Stoute, who attended St Mary’s and St Leonard’s schools with the musical maestro, described him as “highly deserving” of the honour.

“He has given this country blood, sweat and tears and has represented Barbados in nearly every cultural sphere, performing in Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and elsewhere, winning the national calypso crown nine times, and writing songs for many. He has also written some of the island’s most beautiful folk songs. (RJ)

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Posted by Bajan Fishermen 1 year, 10 months ago
Congratulations To Anthony "Gabby" Carter. Carter has done so much for the arts and culture of Barbados and the Caribbean, and this is one of the most well deserving Doctorates ever to be given by the University of the West Indies.
Carter has given blood sweat and tears to our culture, and i hope that the young artists of Barbados would not only admire him, but to seek him out and tap in to his great knowledge about the art of writing Calypsos as well.


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