Dominica Calypso – Calypso History – Esso, Shell and Regent, Vauxhall and Old Oak

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Calypso music has been popular in Dominica since the 1950s

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 […]

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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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