(pictured at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in May) will host the
annual Caribbean Extravaganza, featuring winners of the Trinidad
and Tobago Carnival 2002, on Aug. 19 at 7:30 pm, at the 20th
annual Martin Luther King Jr. concert series at Wingate Field
(Winthrop Street at Kingston Avenue, opposite Kings County Hospital
in East Flatbush).
Sparrow, aka Slinger Francisco, is a lyricist, composer, singer
and comedian who has been performing Trinidadian calypso for
40 years. He’s won the Calypso Monarch title 11 times, and on
Aug. 19, Brooklyn will have the opportunity to experience the
consummate showman first-hand.
The free concert series is presented by Brooklyn Borough President
Marty Markowitz. Bring your own chairs. Rain date is Tuesday,
Aug. 20. For updates, call the hotline at (718) 469-1912 or (718)
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010