Topic Tag: Calypso Rose

Music, Jamaica

Follow their footprints

They were hailed by the New York Times as “the world’s greatest dancehall-reggae boy band,” but T.O.K. — stands for Touch of Klass...

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Immerse, Music, Trinidad and Tobago

Every Trinidad Road March ever — and our top 10

Of the 80+ songs that have won the official Road March title at Trinidad Carnival, some are little remembered, some have become “back-in-times” favourites, and a few are considered landmarks — whether for their musical qualities or for trends they ushered in. Here are all the recorded Trinidad Carnival Road March winners from 1930 up to the present — and our picks for an all-time Road March top 10

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Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad’s Road March | Backstory

Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival is full of rivalries and competitions, and none is more fierce than the annual Road March battle. Mark Lyndersay traces the history of the musical title that reflects the will of masqueraders on the street — and we dare to share our picks for the top ten Road March songs from the 1930s to the present day

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Immerse, Literature, Business, History, Trinidad and Tobago

The Beat goes on: Caribbean Beat turns 25

Caribbean Beat marks its 25th anniversary In early 1992, passengers boarding BWIA planes across the Caribbean, South and North America, and...

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Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Ever-blooming Calypso Rose

On a grey, drizzly night in Rouen, a packed concert tent is rocking to a calypso beat. It’s an odd juxtaposition. Rouen — a...

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Culture, Music, Arts, Jamaica

Nothing’s taboo for Tanya Stephens

Every few years, someone comes along on the music scene whom I can’t get enough of. The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Aretha; Bob Marley,...

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Reviews, Arts

Reviews (July/August 2009)

BOOK REVEIWS A piecemeal portrayal Lisa Allen-Agostini A mere ten years ago, photography was discussed in terms of shutter speed, aperture,...

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Literature, Music, Reviews

This month’s reading and listening picks from the Caribbean

Bookshelf The power of ten The Ten Incarnations of Adam Avatar  Kevin Baldeosingh (Peepal Tree Press, ISBN 1-84523-000-0, 454 pp) This big...

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