Newspaper: Trinidad Guardian
Date: Friday March 22nd, 2002
Page#: 9
News Reporter: n/a

Mighty Sparrow made Cultural Ambassador

As he continues to accumulate awards and tributes, calypsonian Sparrow has been made "cultural ambassador" to the Brooklyn Centre for the Performing Arts. This lates honour was bestowed last week on the Calypso King of the World by New York Senator Marty Markowitz.

Earlier this month, Sparrow also was given the Beacom of Hope Award by Congressman Major R Owens.
He was honoured with a special city council citation by the city of Paterson, New Jersey, for his sustained contribution to the arts.
The citation read that Sparrow was chosen for his "outstanding civic contribution."

The Caribbean Empowerment Programme of New Jersey said Sparrow was honoured because of the "stearling contribution (he has) made to the intellectual development of the young of this world."

The citation continued:"You (Sparrow) are surely a beacon of light to those who are in darkness, a voice to the voice-less, and most assuredly a Caribbean man."

Speaking from her Petit Valley home Wednesday, Sparrow's wife, Margaret Francisco, said she is proud of her husband's achievements, at home and abroad.