Antiguan cultural icon Joseph ‘Calypso Joe’ Hunte dies

Calypso Joe

Antigua and Barbuda has lost another cultural icon.  Joseph ‘Calypso Joe’ Hunte has died.

Known for his signature guitar and straw hat, Joe’s calypso ‘Bum Bum’ won the road march in 1970.

Decades on, the song remains popular, locally, regionally and internationally.

He will also be remembered for his contributions to the tourism industry, entertaining thousands of tourists over the years at hotels across the island.

The veteran calypsonian was also a restaurateur that specialized in local cuisine.

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  1. Every citizen to the cause of justice must rise.
    We must build together and not fractionize
    Dedicated to your country’s cause in body, mind and soul
    We have a nation to build
    A country to mold

  2. We have lost a good man.The Nation as a whole has lost an Icon.RIP,Joseph “Calypso Joe” Hunte.Condolences to his Family,Love Ones and Friends.

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