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The Mighty Sparrow Thread.
« on: April 12, 2011, 05:01:21 AM »
Sparrow gives Powell 50 CDs
Tuesday, April 12 2011
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CALYPSO King of the World, The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) yesterday had former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the US Joint Chief of Staff, General (ret) Colin Powell dancing and singing along to his hit song “Congo Man” at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) in Port-of-Spain.

“Aye, aye, yay...I envy the congo man. I wish it was me ah want to shake he hand...” Powell was heard singing as he clapped and chipped while Sparrow sang on stage. Later, the Birdie gave Powell a bag with 50 CDs containing most if not all of Sparrow’s songs over his long career.

Powell dipped into the bag and pulled out one of the CDs entitled, “Barack the Magnificent”. As Sparrow sang some verses from the song, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar held the bag of CDs.

“I know Mr Powell well. I met him before. He is such a wonderful guy. You know, he likes to sing and he can dance to my songs too,” Sparrow said. Earlier on, both Sparrow and emerging calypso star Aaron Duncan, the reigning National Junior Calypso Monarch, performed for Powell.

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell (left) dances while Calypso King ofthe World Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) sings his hit song 'Congo Man' yesterday at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's, during a reception in Powell's honour hosted by PrimeMinister Kamla Persad- Bissessar.

TETE A TETE: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar speaks to a smiling former US Secretary of State Colin Powell yesterday at a reception in Powell's honour at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's.
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Re: The Mighty Sparrow Thread.
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 09:32:13 AM »
Years ago I read a story, probably apocryphal, that Powell use to blast sparrow music in his office when working late.

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