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 […]

The question on whether calypso is dead or dying has persisted in every territory, island and nation that Calypso occupies real estate. As a leading practitioner of the art form, over the years in and out of Trinidad and Tobago, the Last Bardjohn of Calypso has sat on many panel discussions, interviewed by the media, […]

From the very day that she emerged into the world on January 22, 1991, Shereena Richardson showed all the signs of a daring, undaunted, high-spirited being. And throughout the course of her 25 years she has matched and even surpassed this projection. Lurking beneath her sheer quietness is one teeming with great talent, yet overflowing with […]

Scholar – Clip My Wings (Grenada Calypso 2016) Scholar – Clip my wings is written and voiced by Finley Scholar Jeffrey. The tune is arranged by Paul Thomas of Mt. Zion Studio with live Acoustic guitar and acoustic bass been the main instrumentation. Back ground vocals are done by Zaedel Jeffrey.

Sugar Aloes – ” 24 Hours “ Sugar Aloes gives us a classic calypso from the album ” Double Impact ” that makes you think – What If .   Buy it on iTunes:

  You will not hear this on radio, it is a 2016 Calypso performed by Crazy ( Edwin Ayoung ).  This one may not be played on the radio but what a wonderful ‘play on words’! Double Entendre done in style by one of the stalwarts of the art-form. We have it here for you to enjoy. […]

BIG NEWS for Calypso Rose! ‘ Abatina ’, the first extract from the ‘Calypso Soundsystem feat. Calypso Rose, Queen of Calypso for 40 years’ compilation. Out on March 11 worldwide ( iTunes + Spotify + Deezer)  

Devon Seale delivered two masterful performances to be crowned the 2016 Calypso Monarch at Sunday’s Dimanche Gras at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain. After filling the runner-up berth last year, Seale up the ante with “Respect God’s Voice” and “Spirit of Carnival” to beat a strong field of contenders. On what could […]

  Back to back National Calypso Monarch Chuck Gordon believes a hat-trick of victories in the competition is well and truly on this Carnival. The reigning monarch made his first move towards the feat with the release of his first 2016 calypso offering “It Eh Go Wuk”, a melodic tale of relationships, compatibility and love […]

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