Mc. Carthy MARIE (husband) 2 children-1girl, 1 boy.
BA (Gen) UWI, Cave Hill
Commonwealth Youth Programme Diploma in Advanced Youth
Work (accredited by the University of Guyana ) –
- Certificate in Theory of Music–Grade IV –
-28 years as a recording and performing artist –
Performed in Paris, Caen, Cannes, Bordeau, Toulouse, Deauville and
La Rochelle in France; London
in England and Stuttgart in Germany.
Also performed in St. Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad, Antigua, St.
Thomas, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, Martinique , Dominica, Miami and
-Represented Dominica 3 times in the Caribbean Festival of Arts and in several
Feminine Music Festivals in the French Caribbean and in France.
-Recorded 14 albums of music, and 1 video-album.
-Owner of recording studio at which young artists
have an opportunity to expose their talent and get on-the-spot
coaching as well as a feel for what a career in music could entail.
-Facilitator on a regular basis for workshops in
singing and stage performance for individuals and groups
-Member of various panels of judges, both local and
regional, including for National Song Competitions, Richard Stoute
Teen Talent Competitions in Barbados and CBU Song Contest in
-Chief Cultural Officer at Cultural Division-
-3 Time Winner of Dominica Patois Song Contest 1970,
-1st Artist from a non-French country to
receive Maracas d’Or Award
-1st black artist to perform at the
Theatre de la Rennaissance in Paris.
1981, when live
album was recorded
-Dubbed “La Grande Dame de la Musique Antillaise”,
de coeur de
la Dominique”, “La Myriam Makeba de la Caraibe” in . France and the French Caribbean due to impact of her work.
-Nominated for Best Cadence Album-New York-WLIB, 1991
-Travel Holiday Magazine Certificate of Excellence
and Preservation of the Vitality of Caribbean Culture
-Selected for at least 10 magazine covers re her
-Participated in the 1st and 3rd
and 6th World Creole Music Festival, 1997 1999 and
-Nominated for Caribbean Women’s Award, 1999
-Golden Drum Award – Dominica, 1984
-Prominent Women’s Award - Dominica, 1985
-Award for Musical fortitude – St. Maarten, 1986
-Fame Lifetime Award – Dominica, 1996
-Fame Award/Most Outstanding Female Vocalist – Dominica, 1998
-Award for Outstanding Contribution to Creole Music- Dominica
Festivals Commission, 1998.
Award of Honour (Sisserou award of merit.)
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