Life hasn’t been a bed of roses for McCartha Linda Lewis, born in 1940 in Bethel, a small village on the island of Tobago, which is one of the insular republics of the Caribbean, and the land of one of the most popular styles of music in the world: calypso. A tireless worker, she composed almost 800 songs, starting at age 13, and spent 17 years singing on cruise ships for the New York-based company Celebration At Sea, before playing on the legendary stages all over the world. Her new album ‘Far From Home’ was released on Because in July and features Manu Chao on 3 tracks.

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