BAM’s R&B Festival: Mighty Sparrow

Thursday July 8 12:00 PM

MetroTech Center
Jay St & Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Mighty Sparrow, aka Slinger Francisco, is the official calypso king of Trinidad, having won the island’s standard-setting Calypso Monarch competition 11 times. An eight-time winner of the island’s Carnival Road March competition as well, Sparrow is best known for the song “Carnival Boycott” and for the outspoken 1956 hit “Jean and Dinah,” both of which perfectly personify the laid-back island spirit while never forgetting calypso’s courageous political roots. More