Hummingbird Gold for maestro Boogsie
Sun Aug 30 2009
Dixie-Ann Dickson and Leah Sorias
Master pan arranger and composer Len Boogsie Sharpe says he feels honoured by the Hummingbird Medal Gold for culture, which will be bestowed on him tonight. "This award is not for me alone, but for the pan fraternity and pan lovers," he said in a brief telephone interview yesterday. "Thanks to my family and children and the people of T&T," he added. St James-born Boogsie is one of T&T's most gifted talents in the steelband arena. With 40 years-plus in the music industry, he has arranged for many calypsonians, vocalists and steelbands in T&T and the Caribbean, North America and Europe, and has been composer/arranger at Phase II Pan Grove since the 1970s.