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  • n. Plural form of calypso.

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Examples

  • It reminded me that some calypsoes can continue to be relevant many years after they were composed.

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  • Even now, when Trinidadians of my generation get together and inevitably summon up the ghosts of past calypsoes with spirituous libations and musical invocations, Patrick joins Melda, Rose,

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  • This Carnival saw an impressive number of calypsoes dealing with current controversies, many centred on overspending by the current regime, the practice of maximum leadership, sub-standard delivery of basic services and corruption.

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  • It took about a decade for the scales to fall from their eyes, and calypsoes critical of Dr Eric Williams began to be composed and sung.

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  • Moreover, these calypsoes were being sung in tents sustained by government subventions, which recipients accepted as if they were party hand-outs, even though the money was coming from taxpaying citizens.

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  • Teacher Percy is named in the chorus of one of the most humorous calypsoes of all time.

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  • Curious, too, how even as past polls and present calypsoes point to the vulnerability of the ruling party (count how many of them are taking direct aim at the Prime Minister), not a manjack among them is sniffing opportunity in the political air, as if the tribes are resolutely separate, whatever the lie given that by the NAR earthquake of '86.

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  • I must confess, though, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality calypsoes that I heard, in most instances for the first time, at last Saturday's semi-finals.

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  • Should I add that calypsoes were banned during the course of Lent, today's young people would think I'm mad.

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  • The song that brought him to the forefront of the musical calypsoes line-up, "Soca Baptist" was the Road March in 1980-29 years ago!

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