Barbados’ Ambassador for Culture Dr Anthony Gabby Carter heralded his 66th birthday at a Human Rights In Africa gala at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Saturday.
Representatives of the upcoming International Gathering For Peace And Human Rights In Africa Conference were in Barbados to bestow awards on five Barbadians, including Gabby, and made it a double event to include birthday celebrations for the musical icon.
The International Gathering For Peace And Human Rights is a conference held annually in different parts of the world to focus on human rights issues measured against the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration Of Human Rights.
This year it meets in Nigeria from April 11 to 13, and as a lead-up to that occasion, a delegation visited Barbados for a Jazz & Prelude Event and to award the outstanding Barbadians.
The other persons to be recognized along with Gabby, were National Hero Bussa, Rihanna, Sir Roy Trotman and Pastor Gerry Seale. Saturday’s event featured performances from Reddy Panners Steel Orchestra, Dancin’ Africa, Mylon Clarke and The Project, Conference Human Rights Ambassador Dr Alvin McKinney, and a number of musical renditions from Gabby and Kitorah.
As saxophonist McKinney serenaded Gabby for his birthday, which fell on the Sunday, the Barbadian returned to the stage, grabbing a mike to accompany the saxophone rendition of Amazing Grace.