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Barbados Culture: People: Irving Burgie

Irving Burgie

The Lyrics of The National Anthem of Barbados were written by Mr.Irvin Burgie who was born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. of a Barbadian mother and American father. Mr. Burgie whose stage name is Lord Burgess was born in 1926. He served in India and after his return to the U.S.A, he entered the University of Southern California and studied Music and performed in many cities of the U.S.A.

Mr.Burgie has composed works for "Ballad for Bimshire" and "Island in the Sun", he has also written for a number of internationally famous Artistes. Among his works is "The West Indian Song Book". He is a Life Member of the NAACP.

Mr. Burgie who is a frequent visitor to Barbados has instituted the Irving Burgie Literary Award for Barbadian school children.

 

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