Calypso Chronicles

Woman is boss! Brown Sugar takes London calypso crown. London’s temple of calypso, The Tabernacle, was packed and the atmosphere buzzing with expectation on Thursday night as ten calypsonians gave of their best vying for the UK Calypso Monarch title. Those of us lucky enough to have caught previous performances at the Association of Calypsonians […]

Former politician and medical doctor by profession, Mighty Pep, wins for the eighth time. The competition, held at the Sab Playing Field, Vigie was highly competitive but not all that lofty on quality material as in times past, however the competing calypsonians, even newcomers like Oshun gave good accounts of themselves. In the end it […]

Calypso Rose Launches New Airplane, New York Concert and New Video. Calypso Rose signs to Mad Decent (Major Lazer Label ) for USA to release the Leave Me Alone Remixes EP, August 11, already out in Trinidad featuring remixes by Kubiyashi, Témé Tan, Freakmakers and Roscius. Rose will play Late Summer Show in New York […]

Devoted his whole life to Calypso and got nothing for it – Died 17 years ago – buried and forgotten – This great man never even won a raffle In Trinidad – far less a crown or a road march – The authorities in Trinidad judge you by how much times you win the crown […]

A number of competitions were held this past weekend to determine the finalists of both the Groovy and Power Soca Monarch Competition and the National Calypso Monarch. Both shows will be held during the main weekend of national activities, spanning July 14 to July 16. The National Calypso Monarch Competition is being held on Saturday July […]

Events Saint Lucia releases Soca and Calypso semi-final results This past weekend saw the culmination of the Calypso Quarter Final competitions among the South Calypso Tent, the Ambassadors Calypso Tent and the TOT Village. All tents presented a fantastic showing with patrons commenting on the high standard and quality of the songs presented in 2017. […]

Some of us know Calypso Rose because we are of that age and grew up with her music. Others, though, may not have a clue about this Tobago girl. However, over the past few months Rose has catapulted herself firmly back in to our ears with her contagious and catchy 2016 track Leave Me Alone. […]

Dr Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool is the 2017 Calypso Monarch, winning a record 9th title at Sunday’s Dimanche Gras show. Chalkdust now also holds the title of most Calypso Monarchs ever won by a calypsonian, having been tied with The Mighty Sparrow on eight before Sunday night’s victory. Chalkdust took home the $700,000 first prize after performing […]

Six former monarchs are among the 15 calypsonians who will battle against defending National Calypso Monarch Devon Seale for the title come Carnival Sunday night at Dimanche Gras at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Cro Cro, Gypsy, Chucky, Kurt Allen, Karene Asche and Chalkdust have made it to the final, each one being […]

Jason Carter, better known as GBM Nutron, began hitting the stage, singing calypso, when he was seven years old and in primary school. After migrating to the United States GBM Nutron lost touch with the music, but was reintroduced to his love of soca at the age of 16 – and there’s been no stopping him […]

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