Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sparrow, Stalin, Chalkie tonight

“Doctors On Call” is the title given to the show which takes place tonight at Mas Camp Pub, corner French Street and Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, featuring calypsonians Sparrow, Black Stalin and Chalkdust.

Slinger Francisco, aka Sparrow, and Leroy Calliste, aka Black Stalin, both received honorary PhDs from The University of the West Indies in 1993 and 2008, respectively, while Hollis Liverpool, aka Chalkdust, has a PhD in history and ethnomusicology from the University of Michigan.

Sparrow, known as the Calypso King of the World, returned to Trinidad on Monday after recuperating from an illness last year during which he was in a coma.

Roderick Ward, manager of Mas Camp Pub and life-long friend of Sparrow, said the show has been sold out at $150 a ticket.

Master of ceremonies is Sprangalang and music will be provided by Kelly Green and Harmony. Showtime is 8.30 p.m.