Calypso Rose awarded French ‘Officer of Arts and Humanities

She is one of the Caribbean’s most recognizable artists, McArtha Sandy Lewis, known around the globe as Calypso Rose has received yet another prestigious international award.

On Thursday, the 79-year-old was official awarded ‘Officer of Arts and Humanities, on behalf of the French Government, at the residence of the French ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago.

This prestigious award is regarded as one of the highest honours among the four French Ministerial Orders of Merit. Calypso Rose is already a household name in France and has previously won many awards in the country, including the world album of the year award at the Victoire de la Musique awards in 2017, the Grand Prize for world music at Sacem Grand Prix and the 2016 artist award for world music by Womex at the 18th Womex Awards in Spain.

She received the medal and certificate to validate her most recent achievement, which was delivered by the French ambassador to T&T Serge Lavroff, who said he, like much of France, is a fan of the veteran singer/songwriter.