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Island’s Call, a Musical Masterpiece; and the Spectacular Island of Grenada; both Celebrate 50 in 2024!!
September 17, 2023

Island’s Call, a classic calypso masterpiece recorded by Patrick Humphrey and the Rhythm Riders Band in 1973 and released in 1974, is set to celebrate its golden anniversary…and… Patrick Humphrey will be performing his classic at the First UK Prime Minister’s Gala.

This milestone coincides with Grenada’s commemoration of 50 years of independence, making it a double jubilee of cultural and historical significance.


Patrick Humphrey will be performing Island's Call at the Prime Minister's Gala

Patrick Humphrey, affectionately known as Unlucky, not only gifted the world with Island’s Call but also clinched the Grenada National Calypso Title in 1971 and 1973.

In addition to creating a great musical classic, Patrick has been an influential educator, serving in the teaching profession at Birch Grove Catholic Elementary School.

Island’s Call, a timeless calypso treasure, captured the essence of the Caribbean and brought the spirit of Grenada to the world when it was released half a century ago.

The vibrant rhythms and evocative lyrics of this iconic track have not only stood the test of time but have also become an integral part of Grenadian culture. The song’s celebratory themes of nostalgia, pride, and love for the island are as relevant today as they were in 1974.

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Island’s Call From Birchgrove

Born and raised in Birch Grove, Patrick and his brother Peter Humphrey hail from a long line of talented individuals who have made significant contributions to the vibrant cultural and musical tapestry of the of Grenada and region.

Their roots run deep in the soil of Birch Grove, nurturing a heritage that continues to flourish and inspire.

Island'sCall | Patrick Humphrey

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As a teacher at Birch Grove Catholic Elementary School, he has left an indelible mark on countless young minds, imparting not only knowledge but also a deep appreciation for Grenadian culture and its musical traditions.

Celebrating Island’s Call

Island’s Call is more than just a song; it’s a cultural treasure that has transcended generations and borders. Its infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics have earned it a permanent place in the hearts of music enthusiasts worldwide.

As Grenada marks half a century of independence, Island’s Call stands as a powerful symbol of the nation’s resilience, spirit, and enduring cultural identity.

Island's Call | Patrick Humphrey

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All Grown Up

Island’s Call – 50th anniversary is a testament to the enduring power of music to unite, inspire, and bring people from diverse backgrounds together.

Patrick Humphrey’s contribution to the world of music and education continues to resonate with those fortunate enough to have been touched by his work.

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Island’s Call and Grenada’s 50 years of independence, we invite everyone to join us in celebrating these twin milestones that have shaped our culture and heritage. Together, we can honour the legacy of Island Call, Calypsonian Unlucky, and the resilient spirit of Grenada.

About Patrick Humphrey: Patrick Humphrey, known as Calypsonian Unlucky, is a celebrated musician and educator from Birch Grove, Grenada. He won the Grenada National Calypso Title in 1971 and 1973 and has made significant contributions to the cultural and educational landscape of Birch Grove and Grenada as a whole. Patrick was also a dedicated teacher at Birch Grove Catholic Elementary School.

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