The KAISO KAFE on TALK CITY 91.1 FM will host a special tribute segment today, Sunday 12 August, from 3 p.m., to celebrate the life, times and career of the Mighty Power.
Power died at the San Fernando General Hospital on Thursday 9th August, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Read more in this Wayne Bowman article… http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Mighty_Power_dies_at_78-165681296.html
Born Sonny Francois, the calypso stalwart was once first runner-up in the Road March competition.
Power was crowned South Calypso Monarch twice and in recent years joined the Kaiso Karavan, the resident tent of Tuco’s South Region. He was also a finalist in the Calypso King competition in 1965, singing Indian Village and Lucy; in 1969, Sparrow Dead and Baldhead; 1970, with Keep He Dey and My Wife; and, in 1975, performing Creole and The Place, Same Way.
He is best remembered for these classic hits…
“Respect the Culture.”
The Might Power was expected to be a special guest at the Independence Calypso competition later this month. He took part in the very first edition of that competition in 1962, which featured 12 finalists. Up until his death last Thursday, he was one of three surviving calypsonians who had participated in that historic event 50 years ago. The other two are the Mighty Bomber and the Mighty Sparrow.
Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Association (TUCO), is expected to hold a memorial celebration soon in his honour.
However, from 3 p.m. today, KAISO KAFE stalwarts and TALK CITY 91.1 FM fans can enjoy all his hits and some of his lesser known classics, as KAFE host, Short Pants, conducts his own memorial for Power.
Don’t miss a minute of it!