Tribute Held For The Mighty Shadow In Brooklyn, NY

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Charlie Simpson, the man responsible for the Jamaica Carnival and also the first man to take Shadow to Jamaica, was among those presenting tributes at the event. (Photo by: Hayden Roger Celestin)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 16, 2018: About 300 people gathered at Tropical Paradise in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday night, Nov. 14, 2018, to pay tribute to the late Trinidad and Tobago-born Calypsonian, Winston McGarland Bailey, more popularly known as The Mighty Shadow.

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Penelope Beckles, Trinidad & Tobago, Ambassador to The United Nations, belted out two verses from Shadow’s music. (Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin)

The tribute to the legendary calypsonian was presented by Herman Hall, publisher of Everybody’s Magazine. It featured Charlie Simpson, the promoter who took carnival and Shadow to Jamaica as well as Donna Cox, Consul General of Trinidad & Tobago in New York and Penelope Beckles, Trinidad & Tobago’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

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Count Robin, portraying the Shadow, in his trademark all black coat and hat, bringing him back to life, with his performance. ( Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin)

The highlight of the evening was calypsonian Count Robin, portraying The Shadow in his trademark all black coat and hat, bringing him back to life with his performance.

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Herman Hall, founder of Everybody’s Magazine, the oldest Caribbean Magazine in the US, and Shadow’s Agent/Manager, from 1978-2018, held a Memorial for Dr. Winston “Shadow” Bailey, at Tropical Paradise, Brooklyn, New York, November 14, 2018. (Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin)

Shadow passed away at a hospital at 3 a.m. on Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018. He was 77. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Literature degree from the University of the West Indies posthumously for his contributions as a musical composer.

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Donna Cox, Trinidad & Tobago, Consul General, in New York, addressing the audience, thanking shadow for his poetry in music. (Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin)

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