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Calypso for Obama

Calypsonian sings about Obama

The Mighty Sparrow (the Birdie), Calypso King of the World sings on happily in support of Barack Obama whom he endorsed in 2007.

“The respect of the world, which we now lack, if you want it back, then vote Barack,”


The song gives an exposé which takes the listener through Barack’s humble beginnings and his rise to the top. The sharp lyrics, which skillfully layer a rhythmic Caribbean melody, present Barack as a true family man, capable intellectual, effective grassroots leader and legislator, and a progressive Presidential candidate with a solid agenda for real comprehensive reforms in education, healthcare, economic development, and foreign policy.

“Barack! Barack! He is fighting for openness and honesty in government.
Barack – is doggedly defiant; phenomenal strength; and wisdom beyond comment,” Sparrow sings in the chorus.

The calypso single, titled Barack the Magnificent, is not yet available in record stores.
Francisco Slinger, better known as the Mighty Sparrow and, affectionately dubbed, The Birdie is the unrivaled Calypso King of the World, with a career that spans over 40 years and counting. This artist par excellence has earned his rightful place as “King of the Calypso World” by defeating every other competitor/pretender to his throne. He has entertained audiences across the globe, including, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, to name but a few. Read more here

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