Veteran Antiguan Calypsonian King Swallow has Died

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Veteran Antigua and Barbuda Calypsonian, Rupert "King Swallow" Philo is dead; he was 78 years old. The "Hit Man", as he was fondly known, transitioned to the afterlife with several members of his family at his side on Friday, September 11, 2020.

King Swallow held several Calypso titles, winning the Road March title in Antigua five times. King Swallow also won the Antigua Calypso Monarch title four times. He was well known in Trinidad and Tobago and with many of his songs becoming party favorites. Songs of note include "Fire in the Backseat, Subway Jam, Party in Space, and Satan Coming". 

We lost a great one! Our heartfelt condolences are extended to his immediate family and the people of Antigua and the Caribbean. 

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