PM defends decision to name family cultural ambassadors

"The most talented family in the world", The Kanneh-Masons

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is defending his decision to issue cultural ambassador status and diplomatic passports to Kanneh-Mason family.

The government recently came under criticism after the decision was announced.

Many are questioning why the title was never conferred on Queen Thalia who has won both local and regional titles.

Others have cited that Thalia is widely recognized and know her music and should be granted the same.

The Prime Minister says the privilege is not about title or crown but about the contribution to the island.

“It’s about the contribution and promoting the country. No disrespect but our calypsonians have to step up, it can’t be just about winning the crown.”

Browne called on the calypsonians to produce music that can go beyond the shores of Antigua and Barbuda.

“You must produce music that can travel, not these domesticated things”.

Some writers, producers and the calypsonians were all condemned for using their platform to do what the Prime Minister calls “beat down politicians.”

Kanneh-Mason family was recently appointed cultural ambassador during a culture event recently.

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  1. Prime Minister is correct. Calypsonians please start producing music with international appeal. I know it can be done. Let Us step up to the plate. Destroyer , Young Destroyer , Short Shirt , King Obstinate, Swallow and Burning Flames have made International music. Please try and take a page from Their book.

  2. The Prime Minister is correct.These calypsonians need to do more .The songs are just for the carnival. Don’t get any further..

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