The Government of Barbados is set to confer the instruments of appointment on three of the recently announced Cultural Ambassadors of Barbados. They are cultural practitioners Alison Hinds, Stedson ‘RPB’ Wiltshire and Dr. Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter – all highly regarded for their consistent musical excellence.
The instruments of appointment will be conferred on the Cultural Ambassadors by the Right Honourable Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados at a special free public event on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium at 6:00 p.m.
According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth under whose auspices the event is being held, these practitioners were awarded the Cultural Ambassador designation for among other things 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 honorees will be celebrated with entertainment from a number of artistes, performing many of their musical hits in three segments in tribute to the Queen of Soca, the King of Ragga Ragga and the incomparable cultural maestro.
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.