“Mighty Sparrow” • Contrast barbecue, 1973 - Joan Latchford
“Mighty Sparrow” • Contrast barbecue, 1973 - Joan Latchford

The musician Mighty Sparrow, centre, was known as the King of Calypso in the 1960s and ’70s. This photo was taken at a barbecue for Contrast, a Black-run newspaper. Latchford, a friend of the newspaper’s owner, was attending the barbecue as a guest when she noticed Mighty Sparrow. “We love this image for everything it has going on,” says Hulme-Wilyman. “The old-school Molson Canadian bottles, the marijuana plant in the background. It evokes joy and merriment.”

Justin Platnar

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