Tag Archives: Calypso

Interview: Calypso Rose (December 2016)

Interview: Calypso Rose (December 2016)

Songs mean the world. It’s especially the case when a singer, Calypso Rose, is the very first woman to perform the music of a particular commercial genre: calypso. With every one of her answers to my questions, Calypso Rose sang her songs to me during our interview, as if to...
Preview: Calypso Rose @ Jazz Café (London, 14th November 2016)

Preview: Calypso Rose @ Jazz Café (London, 14th November 2016)

Calypso Rose is a calypsonian in the true sense of the word. Actually, if that word still has a sense, part of the credit goes to her. She started composing and playing calypso when she was 15, when calypso was arguably at its popularity peak and spreading its messages all...
Your ticket to… Calypso

Your ticket to… Calypso

To compile a playlist about calypso music is also to delve into Trinidad and Tobago’s history. When the first kaisonians or storytellers/griots were deported from West Africa (in particular Nigeria) in the late 17th century, they started to spread a new music repertoire on the islands referring to their Ibibio...
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