The Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport expressed heartfelt condolences to the family of Guyanese Calypsonian Malcom “Lord Canary,” 20150929 3

A statement from the Education Ministry contended that during his illustrious career, Lord Canary won several Mashramani competitions and represented Guyana on the international stage with his defying lyrics.
His most popular tunes such as “Cockle,” “A Woman is a Woman”, “Tribute to Woman”, “Wicked Cricket”, “Doctor Beckles” and “The People will Talk,” tell stories of Guyana’s rich culture and have no doubt amused many.
Lord Canary’s ascent to the international stage, in the early years, set a precedence for the art form, its enhancement and endurance.
Mr. Corrica also made a recognizable contribution to the development and sustainability of the Mashramani celebrations while he was Minister of Culture under the Forbes Burnham administration. He also served as a judge for several calypso competitions nationally and regionally.
“As we prepare to launch the Mash 2017 activities, we at the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport will endeavor to remember and honour the work and contributions by Lord Canary,” the Education Ministry said.