Barbados is set to have three new cultural ambassadors, Alison Hinds, Stedson ‘RPB’ Wiltshire and Dr. Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter.
The instruments of appointment will be conferred on the cultural ambassadors by Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart at a free public concert to be held on Sunday, January 7 at the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium.
The three musical icons have been recognized for their consistently outstanding work in a genre of the arts; for exhibiting a demonstrably high quality of performance in the view of regional and international observers; for their proud representation of Barbados at every opportunity abroad; along with their demonstrated appreciation, knowledge and competence as key influencers in the national discourse on issues related to the importance of cultural development beyond their specific genre.
The cultural practitioners have more than 80 years collective experience in the calypso art form and hold a plethora of awards among themselves including, Soca Monarch, Road March and Pic-o-de-Crop.
The honorees will be celebrated with entertainment from a number of artistes, performing many of their musical hits in three segments. Some of the featured artistes for the evening will include Adrian Green, Nikita, Mahalia, Faith Callender, Adrian Clarke, Donnella, Kellie Cadogan, the Marlon Legall Voice Project, the 1688 Orchestra and the current Calypso Monarch iWeb.