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Best Caribbean Calypso – Dominica calypso 2019

Best Caribbean Calypso – Dominica calypso 2019

The Dominica Carnival season is celebrated each year and is usually starts in February and end in March. The culture of Dominica is built by the inhabitants of the of Dominica and is home to a wide range of people. Although the island was historically occupied by several native tribes, […]

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Dominica Calypso Association 2017 carnival $75,000 richer

Dominica Calypso Association 2017 carnival $75,000 richer

As part of the Dominica Calypso Association 2017 carnival calypso season its financial budget is richer with the leading Telecommunications provider on Dominica and the headline sponsor to “The Real Mas-Dominik Ki Dou”, contributing some $75,000 as the new season opened. General Manager of Flow Dominica, Jeffrey Baptiste said that […]

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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 […]

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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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MOUNTAIN NAMES

(The following is an extract from Steinberg Henry’s upcoming novel “Calypso Drift: An Archive Of Sorts” While Tarina Simon in song was calling on the Bishop of Roseau to declare his strength for resolution and bonding, he was present at another level. In my 2005 writings, I did not envision […]

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A Bit Of History

The songs and music were the backbone of masquerade. The mimicry and ridicule of the costumes were matched by the satire of the songs. The words were full of double meaning and innuendo. The calypsonians have carried on the tradition by disguising the true meaning of the lyrics.

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