Caribbean News – Caribbean Loses Calypsonian Extraordinaire

The Mighty Shadow is no more.


By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 24, 2018: The Caribbean region has lost one of its extraordinary musical talent.

Trinidad and Tobago-born Calypsonian, Winston McGarland Bailey, more popularly known as The Mighty Shadow, passed away at a hospital at 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to Trinidad media reports. He was 77.

T&T’s National Carnival Commission, (NCC) Chairman, Winston ‘Gypsy’ Peters, was quoted as saying he is devastated by the loss, so soon after another close friend, pan composer Ken ‘Professor’ Philmore.

“I will miss him dearly. He is one of the most creative minds I have ever met,” the NCC Chairman told Loop TT.

Bailey was hospitalized after suffering a stroke over the weekend. He is best known for…

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