Mighty Gabby

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Mighty Gabby
Mighty Gabby live performance February 2012.jpg
Mighty Gabby performing live, February 2012
Background information
Birth name Anthony Carter
Born (1948-03-30) 30 March 1948 (age 66)
Origin Barbados
Genres Folk, ringbang, calypso
Years active 1968–present
Labels Ice Records
Website http://www.icerecords.com/Gabby1.htm
Notable instruments
Vocal, guitar

Anthony Carter, known as Mighty Gabby (born 30 March 1948) is a Barbadian calypsonian and a Cultural Ambassador for the island of Barbados.

Career[edit]

On 11 November 2011 The Mighty Gabby was one of many Barbadian entertainers shown on the "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" segment on NBC.[1]

Nigerian chief[edit]

Anthony Gabby Carter was named a Nigerian chief, which symbolizes that he is head of a community or clan and is a source of authority. His elevation was celebrated by the Sons of God Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Church in Ealing Grove, Christ Church, Barbados, where a special service was held in his honour. It was conducted by Archbishop Granville Williams. Gabby, who recently visited Nigeria, was given the name Omowale, which means "our son has returned". The service was also to coincide with the United Nations designated Black Civilisation Day, which was commentated on Saturday.[2]

Further reading[edit]

  • Millington, Janice (1999). "Barbados". Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 2. Routledge. pp. 813–821. ISBN 0-8153-1865-0. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Master of the TV' gets a new theme song", 11 December 2011, Where in the World is Matt Lauer?, NBC
  2. ^ "Gabby named Nigerian chief". Barbados Daily Nation News. Retrieved 8 January 2007. 

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