TT – Len “Boogsie” Sharpe has been made an honorary citizen of the City of San Fernando.
The acclaimed pan arranger was given the honour for his “immeasurable contribution as a composer, arranger and musician on our National Instrument, the Steelpan”.
San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello bestowed the honour on the Phase II arranger on Sunday at the 32nd-anniversary celebration of the City of San Fernando at the Susamachar Presbyterian Church.
This year is themed “The Year of the Arts” and is dedicated to the celebration of cultural icons and ambassadors who have helped to shape the landscape of San Fernando in arts, music, theatre and dance, and who have consistently represented San Fernando throughout the years.
In his speech, the Mayor noted that this year has seen the loss of cultural icons, who created and contoured the cultural identity of San Fernando, and they saw it fit to recognise others who continue to do the same.