14. Sir Garfield Sobers – The Mighty Sparrow

Mighty Sparrow’s, affectionately referred to as “The Birdie”, real name is Slinger Francisco (born 1935) is a Grenadian Calypsonian known as the “Calypso King of the Word“. He won Trindad’s Carnival Road March competition eight times, Calypso King/Monach eight times and Calypso King of Kings title twice.

Teaching Point

This song can be used as a teaching tool for the Social Studies and to introduce topics such as West Indian Cricket, Garfield Sobers, and Sports in the Caribbean. The song can also be used in English Language , specifically comprehension. The teacher can ask a number of questions to encourage much thought on the message of the song. The song could also be used to encourage students to research on who Sir Garfield Sobers was.

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