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  • Veteran Calypsoian Lord Tokyo Died

    Veteran Calypsoian Lord Tokyo Died

    Best known for his raunchy calypso “Tennis Shoe Scandal”, Hayden Desiree of Grand Bay whom almost everyone called “Lord Tokyo” died in New York last Sunday. Described as a flamboyant and colourful character, Lord Tokyo began his Calypso career in the Sixties. And he did not retire. Lord Tokyo (sometimes […]

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    De Karessah 2015 Dominica Calypso King

    De Karessah gave his calypso fans a valentine’s Day present when took the Dominica Calypso Association 2015 calypso crown dethroning the  seven-time Calypso King Dice, on Saturday night February 14, 2015, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. The seven-time King Dice came in second while 2001 Daddy Chess third and […]

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  • Veteran Trinidad Calypsonian “Black Stalin” suffers stroke following performance

    Veteran Trinidad Calypsonian “Black Stalin” suffers stroke following performance

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tuesday September 23, 2014, CMC- Veteran calypsonian Leroy Calliste, the Black Stalin, remained hospitalised Monday after suffering stroke a few hours after performing at a charity show in south Trinidad on Sunday night. Relatives said that Stalin, 73, was rushed to the San Fernando Hospital after he started […]

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  • Dominica Calypso Road March Kings

    Dominica Calypso Road March Kings

    1978 Spider – Sechey Ferdinand 1979 Mico – Come down Jesus 1980 Spider – Sanky  1981 DBS – Don Don Don 1982 Ency & Tronada – Bombers from Sout  1983 Dyno – Dyno (how I love you so)  1984 Ency – Humble servant  1985 Rabbit – Marry the girl Charlie […]

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  • These are the days – King Dice

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Dominica Calypso Association Address Libel and Slander

Dominica Calypso Association Address Libel and Slander

A recent court ruling that ordered calypsonian Checko, to pay E.C $130,000 to one government worker, has prompted members of the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) to speak out. Checko, whose real name is Abel Jno Baptiste, was ordered to pay the said amount to Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica, Dr. Philbert […]

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Dice Again – 2014 Calypso Monarch King

Dice Again – 2014 Calypso Monarch King

The first time that I saw Dice sing it was at a junior calypso show help by the Saint Mary’s Academy on the school grounds and I said then this guy will be big if he moves into the big ring and he has proven me right since then.

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The Mighty Sparrow is back and the Calypso King of the World moves audience to tears

The Mighty Sparrow is back and the Calypso King of the World moves audience to tears

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — After several rumours of his death surfaced in the Trinidad and Tobago media a few months ago, the ‘Calypso King of the World’ has moved from a coma to the stage. One can safely say, “The Birdie flies again!” Slinger Francisco, the Mighty Sparrow, has […]

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Leona walks out of Stardom Calypso Queen Show

Leona walks out of Stardom Calypso Queen Show

The many persons who patronized the Stardom Tent Queen Show on Wednesday night were left deeply dissatisfied when 2014 calypso sensation Leona, walked out of the Sisserou Hotel venue without performing. Master of ceremonies, Alex Bruno, announced to the crowd that Leona, who is a member of the Showdown Mas […]

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Pat Aaron (facebook piece)

Pat Aaron (facebook piece)

Well another Saturday morning for the Mas Camp assassins. I have always found that fellers who cannot even blow a whistle in the right key, because they have access to the radio by proxy, always see themselves the experts of calypso. They can listen to a piece of a song […]

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Political bickering threatening Dominica’s calypso

Political bickering threatening Dominica’s calypso

A cultural activist who has been involved in the calypso industry in Dominica for over twenty years has identified the infiltration of partisan politics in the art form as a major threat. Alex Bruno, who has also served on the executive of the Dominica Calypso Association for ten years, said […]

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An excerpt from Steinberg Henry’s “Calypso Drift.”

An excerpt from Steinberg Henry’s “Calypso Drift.”

The following is an excerpt from Steinberg Henry’s “Calypso Drift.” In this excerpt, author and broadcaster Alex Bruno speaks with June “Sandy” Soanes – a 2007 conversation. Here goes — … I read a marvelous morning, even one bearing signs of an erotic linguistic unfolding on radio. Its spoken language […]

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Calypso History

Calypso History

In the sixties, calypso and steelband music became very popular and indeed replaced lapo kabwit and chanté mas as the music of carnival, particularly in the capital Roseau. Many of the traditional songs were performed in the new calypso beat. Calypsonians and calypso monarch competitions emerged and became extremely popular. […]

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Sandy pulls out of calypso competition

Sandy pulls out of calypso competition

US-based Dominican calypsonian, Sandy, who had been allowed by the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) to move straight into 2014 calypso quarter final, has pulled out of the competition. Sandy’s manager, Alex Bruno told Dominica News Online (DNO) on Sunday morning, “She is making plans to leave the country as we […]

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Mighty Sparrow’s condition improving

NEW YORK, USA — The wife of veteran calypsonian Slinger ‘Mighty Sparrow’ Francisco says his condition has improved; he is out of a coma and is conscious and responsive. “We are pleased to inform the fans of Dr Slinger Francisco, The Mighty Sparrow, and the population at large that he […]

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Calypso music has been popular in Dominica since the 1950s

Calypso music has been popular in Dominica since the 1950s; the first Calypso King was crowned in 1959. Popular calypso in Dominica has always been closely associated with steelpan music. The first wave of Dominican steelpan includes bands like Esso, Shell and Regent, Vauxhall and Old Oak. Every Tuesday from […]

Play-back Dominica Calypso Final 2012

In 2012 Dice “Dennison Joseph” was victorious for the fifth time in becoming Calypso King of Dominica. His two songs were written by veteran calypso writer and composer Pat Aaron who has been writing for Dice over the years that he has being singing calypso. Dice gave in fans and […]

Crowning 2012 Dominica Calypso King

Crowning 2012 Dominica Calypso King DominicaCalypso.com the home of Dominica calypsoes.  In the sixties, calypso and steelband music became very popular and indeed replaced lapo kabwit and chanté mas as the music of carnival, particularly in the capital Roseau. Many of the traditional songs were performed in the new calypso […]

Young Bull in 2015

The finalists to the 2015 Dominica Calypso Association, Monarch Show Daddy Chess – It is What it is, Black Diamond – Pat me Down, Boople – Cheap Cars, Karessah – Call me Name, Superior Pickey – World Cup, Bobb – You never Know, De Professor: God of Calypso Kingdom, Jammer B […]