Honorary Doctorates For Four Caribbean Born Musicians


A report from News Americas Now.

Four of the Caribbean’s top musicians are set to be presented with honorary doctorates from The University of the West Indies, (UWI).

Bajan star Rihanna is set to receive the degree for excellence in arts at a special ceremony scheduled for October 20th at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. According to Nation News, Rihanna will accept her degree “for eminence in the arts.”

The graduation ceremony in Mona will grant a similar Doctorate of Literature to Jamaican model and singer, Grace Jones, for her achievements as an entertainer, model and global trendsetter.

Also set to be honored at UWI Mona is Monty Alexander, dubbed the greatest jazz musician from the Caribbean. He is being honored for his achievements as a musician with a Doctorate of Literature.

UWI St. Augustine will honor Winston A. Bailey, aka the Mighty Shadow, from Trinidad and Tobago for his contributions as a musical composer with a Doctorate of Literature as well.

Their degrees, which have been approved by the University Council, will be conferred at The UWI’s 2018 graduation ceremonies and presented by Chancellor Robert Bermudez.

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