Vincentian musical arranger and producer Franklyn “Frankie” McIntosh will be awarded with an Accolade award by A&AT Promotion, a Brooklyn-based St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Association of New York, Inc.

McIntosh will be honored for his “lifetime contribution to the development of Vincy/Caribbean music,” at the Russell’s Auditorium on October 6. Arden C. Tannis, founder and president of the A&AT Promotion and also a former Inspector of Police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines stated that, “ABC of Calypso, Alston Becket Cyrus, will headline a cast of artists, who will perform many of Franklyn’s musical creations.” The line-up, among others, includes Vincentian songstress Judy Boucher, Barbadian Lilian Lorde, St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ 2018 Calypso King and Queen Zamfir Adams and Joanna Christopher, respectively and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cadet Force Band.

“Accolade, the event, is intended to give accolades to whom it is due, while they are alive, and to appreciate the sentiment expressed by persons whose lives were touched,” Tannis said. “The Accolade trophy is given only to persons who would have made lifetime contribution to the music and creative industry in the Caribbean,” he added.

Tannis said the show “brings today’s up and coming artisans with those of yesteryear who would have blazed the trail for them to follow.” He also stated that the Accolade trophy is “a unique piece of craftsmanship made in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with significant patriotic, cultural and monetary value, which represents the character of the recipient, Mr. Franklyn McIntosh.”