The CARICOM Song is the official, patriotic song of the Caribbean Community, which celebrates the history, culture and identity of the people of the Caribbean. It is to be used primarily at ceremonial and Community events. In celebrating the Fortieth Anniversary of CARICOM in 2013, the CARICOM Secretariat launched a Song Competition to encourage the participation of all CARICOM Member States in composing a song that would inspire regional pride and unity, celebrate our diversity and highlight our shared vision and aspirations.
The composition “Celebrating CARICOM” by Ms. Michele Henderson, a highly acclaimed recording artiste from the Commonwealth of Dominica, was selected by a regional panel of judges as the official CARICOM Song. A unique feature of the Song that celebrates our linguistic diversity, is the Kwéyòl spoken in the Lesser Antilles and Suriname’s Sranan Tongo that punctuate the rhythmic Bridge. The Song was launched at the Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government held in Antigua and Barbuda, 1-4 July 2014.
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Meet the Artiste
Singer, Songwriter and Performer extraordinaire, Michele Henderson has enjoyed a successful career as an artiste for over 20 years. Born in Grand Bay, Commonwealth of Dominica, Michele has thrilled audiences with her live performances in and outside the Region, with major performances at the World Creole Music Festival, Dominica; Grenada Spice Jazz Festival; St. Lucia Jazz Festival; Roskilde Festival in Denmark; Jazz Artists on the Green in Trinidad and Tobago; among several other performances in the USA, Europe, Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Michele has recorded 6 albums to date; her debut album titled “Michele Henderson” (2000) and her most recent being “Home” (2014). She has received numerous music awards in Dominica and was appointed Goodwill Ambassador to Dominica in 2004.
Michele Henderson Delsol – Singer/Songwriter
Carl Beaver Henderson – Producer – HOTT Music Group, Trinidad
Roland Delsol Jr. – Producer – Audio Solutions Inc, Dominica
Earlson Mathew – Sonic Arts Studios, Dominica