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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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Calypsonian claims victimization

As the calypso season heats up a local calypsonian is claiming that he is being victimized by a government minister. Comforter, whose real name is Victor Bique, said following the performance of his song “Dentist” at the Stardom Tent last week Saturday, he received “some real bad text messages”, from […]

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Dominica Calypso Association 2013

Dominica Calypso Association 2013

Lennox Linton Peter PROSPER is giving up his place in the 2013 calypso quarter finals to a newcomer from Morne PROSPER who many believe did not make it past the elimination round because of judging error. PROSPER says he is making the sacrifice to give the young man a chance […]

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