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As part of the celebrations recognizing Saint Lucia’s 35th Independence anniversary, the Saint Lucia House Foundation (SLHF) is proud to announce Saint Lucian Veteran Calypsonian Herb Black, (Anthony Sylvester Lewis) will be the recipient of the prestigious award for contribution to the cultural art form of Saint Lucia.

The annual Gala is the culminating activity in commemoration of Saint Lucia’s Independence anniversary. The event is scheduled for March 2, 2014, from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the elegant El Caribe Country Club located at 5945 Strickland Ave Brooklyn, NY.

Matthias Wilkie, president of SLHF, it is only fitting to honor an artist such as Herb Black for his consistent commitment to the Calypso art form of Saint Lucia.

Affectionately known as the people’s champion, he has always been relentless in ensuring that his contribution each year is of the highest standard.” Herb Black will arrive in New York on Saturday, March 1st, and receives his award at the event on March 2nd.

Herb Black hails from the fishing village of Anse-La-Raye and has an avid love of the arts. He is a veteran calypsonian and many of his compositions have become legendary.
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