Calypso Rose (Linda McArtha Monica Sandy-Lewis) has been nominated in the category of World Music Album of the Year for a ‘Les Victoires de La Musique’ award. Her album Far From Home, which has almost gone Platinum in France with sales currently at 80,000, has stiff competition in its category from artists including Acid Arab, with Music of France, and Rokia Traore with Born So.
This is the 32nd year of Les Victoires de la Musique, the annual award ceremony that is the French equivalent of the Brit Awards or the U.S. Grammys. The Victoire accolades are delivered by the French Ministry of Culture to recognise the finest musical artists of the year and outstanding achievement in the music industry. The ceremony will take place at Zénith de Paris on Friday 10 February, with a live broadcast on France2.
Rose recently graced the London stage at Camden’s Jazz Café, in November last year, and will stage a concert in Trinidad entitled SoCalypso on Carnival Friday, 24 February, at the Grand Stand, Queens Park Savannah. A plethora of other artists will join her on stage, including David Rudder, Alison Hinds, MX Prime, Machel Montano, Angela Hunte, Baron, Ella Andall and Devon Matthews.