Thursday 24 January, 2019

Calypso Rose announced in star-studded Coachella line up

One week before her 79th birthday, Calypso Rose will perform at Coachella, one of the world's biggest music and arts festivals. 

Rose, real name  Linda McArtha Sandy-Lewis, was among the star-studded cast announced for the 2019 festival to be held in California.

She was announced for the April 12 and 19 shows which will be headlined by Childish Gambino, Janelle Monae and Diplo, among others.

Other shows will see the likes of Ariana Grande, Khalid, Solange, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Wiz Khalifa and a slew of acts from across the world.

Commenting on her selection for Coachella on Instagram, Rose said she is so excited."

I can’t wait to sing, dance and enjoy this time with all of you," she wrote.

Calypso Rose, who was recently awarded the Grand Prize for World Music award at the Sacem Grand Prix in France, has seen a resurgence in her career since she released her album Far From Home in 2016.

She has toured throughout Europe and in 2017 won the World Album of the Year at the Victoire de la Musique, considered the French equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

In May last year, Rose released her follow up album So Calypso. 

 

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