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Luv UP – Shandileer – 1984

“Luv Up” Shandileer- featuring Carl and Carol Jacobs Every day we just eating and we talkingWe wondering if we both know what we doingDarling ah dunno really how you feelingBut ah think is time we should start up this romancing [Chorus] Leh we go down de road and sit down by de school and luv … Continue reading

Calypso Dreams Screening In South Florida

Wednesday, April 1, 2PMMusic, Resistance, and the Caribbean’s Calypso Legacy-Panel DiscussionFlorida International UniversityGraham Center 140, 11200 S.W. 8th St., Miami 33199 Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC); University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS); Abeng Arts; and the Consulate General for Trinidad & Tobago PRESENT… Wednesday, April 1, 2PM Music, … Continue reading

ROOOOOARRR – Meet Super Blue

Any body who knows me…knows that I’m a CALYPSO head…not a Soca head perse..eh? I love the traditional calypso structure. Its what i grew up to…so it always evokes something in me.Well ..I am In love….Ive found a soca song that makes me Giddy when i hear it. And you know what? I refuse to … Continue reading

The Dying Art – A Legend Dies

The Dying Art—penned for ’09 Monarch contestANIKA GUMBS-SANDIFORD | 10:03 PMPublished: January 14th, 2009 Ailing calypso icon Kelvin Pope’s (The Mighty Duke) last wish was to enter the 2009 Calypso Monarch. The four-time Calypso Monarch and former Road March winner spent his last days in the studio of his Cocorite home where he penned the … Continue reading

Mighty Sparrow Tobago Gal 1980

Press Play To Listen This ole man from ohee oho,Spend he holiday in Scarborough,Time up he ain’t want to go,why bredda I really dont knowImmigration told the old manYou’re now a prohibited immigrantListen sire your time expireWe would like to know what you really want he sayCHORUSAll dem Tobago gyalThick Thick Thick like a new … Continue reading

Is Calypso Dying? [By Debbie Jacob]

Source: MeppublishersHome » Archive (2007-2008) Archive (2007-2008) Issue No. 89 – January/February 2008 IS CALYPSO DYING? by Debbie Jacob Once upon a time calypso tents in Trinidad drew massive crowds. These days, some have closed their doors and others are struggling to survive, thanks to dwindling patronage. Debbie Jacob analyses the decline David RudderRobert Taylor … Continue reading

Singing Sandra – in her own words..

Who Is Me? From her blogWELL MY PEOPLE LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT SOME OF THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS I ENCOUNTERED IN THIS LIFE,NO DISRESPECT TO NON-TRINBAGO READERS BUT I AM MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE DOING THIS IN DIALECT…BEING BORN POOR HAS IT’S ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES… WHEN YUH BORN POOR YUH LEARN TUH APPRECIATE WHAT YUH … Continue reading