Topic Tag: Calypso

Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Annalie Prime: the prime factor | Snapshot

Raw emotion and relatable lyrics are what draw listeners to T&T singer-songwriter Annalie Prime, says Laura Dowrich

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Immerse, Film and Television, Trinidad and Tobago

Tony Hall (1948–2020) and Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall (1949–2020) | Icon

Attillah Springer explains the roles of T&T’s irreplaceable theatrical brothers in the ongoing struggle for cultural self-determination

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Immerse, Music, Festivals and Events, People, Curacao

Gilbert “Dibo” Doran: “I want my legacy to live on” | Own words

Gilbert “Dibo” Doran, Curaçao’s 2019 King of Tumba, on his decade-long journey to winning the title, the role of culture in national identity, and Carnival as a time of solidarity — as told to Nelly Rosa

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Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

The Jimmy October Project | Snapshot

“New Calypso” is how twenty-four-year-old Jimmy October describes his genre-bending music — a sound that feels like “home” to listeners in Trinidad and Tobago but also appeals to international audiences. Laura Dowrich-Phillips learns more

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Embark, Music, Reviews

Playlist (July/August 2019) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks, with reviews of the latest by Trishes; Jeremy Hector; MizikOpéyi; and Carlos Santana

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Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Jeanine De Bique: “It doesn’t matter where you come from” | Own words

Jeanine De Bique, Trinidad-born classical singer, on the influence of her upbringing, and why Trinis “could do anything” — as told to Caroline Taylor

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Immerse, Music, People, Dominica

Michele Henderson: “I woke up with an entire song in my head”

Singer-songwriter Michele Henderson, performing at October’s World Creole Music Festival, on her musical childhood and her transition to the international stage — as told to Paul Crask, at her home in Grand Bay, Dominica

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