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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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The Mighty Sparrow seriously ill in New York hospital

The Mighty Sparrow seriously ill in New York hospital

NEW YORK, USA — The legendary ‘Mighty Sparrow’, Slinger Francisco, is currently in a comatose condition at a hospital in New York City. Francisco’s wife, Margaret confirmed weekend reports that claimed that Sparrow was hospitalised in serious condition. She also asked for prayers to be extended by all for a […]

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“SuperBlue” wins Trinidad road march title

“SuperBlue” wins Trinidad road march title

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday February 14, 2013 – Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons captured his ninth Road March title in what has been dubbed as one of the best comebacks in the history of Soca. SuperBlue’s “Fantastic Friday” reigned over Machel Montano’s “Float” in a stunning 511-to-56 victory based on results from the […]

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Dice is Dominica Calypso King 2013

Dice is Dominica Calypso King 2013

Lennox Linton ‎2012: 1. Dice, 2. Karessa, 3. Webb, 4. Bobb 2013: 1. Dice, 2. Karessa, 3. Webb, 4. Bobb This is the second straight year that Bobb has done better than Webb (based on any fair, objective interpretation of the judging criteria over two rounds of competition) and the […]

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9 for 2013 Dominica Calypso Finals

The 9 to meet last year’s king the Dice at the  Dominica Calypso Finals in the 2013 calypso competition are De Web, Ras Kelly, Daddy Chess, Black Diamon, De Bob, Caressa, Derose, Chetto Prince and Hunter.

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