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  • n. A calypso musician.


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  • Brigo, the nicest guy in the business, explained: "A calypsonian is the poor man's newspaper.

  • When the Notting Hill carnival moved onto the streets in 1966, it was a Trinidadian, calypsonian celebration, though reggae and its sound systems would come to define the event in the 1970s, when the story of Reggae Britannica takes off.

    Lord Kitchener steps off the Empire Windrush

  • Others, like Jamaica-based Annie Paul, quoted lyrics from calypsonian David Rudder's ode to the island: “Haiti, I'm sorry … but one day we'll turn our heads, restore your glory”, following up with links to video of the earthquake, which she found posted on YouTube:

    Haiti: Earthquake!

  • Alison Hinds - longtime veteran calypsonian from Barbados and one of the few female performers in the male-dominated arena of soca-calypso in the Caribbean, Alison Hinds has finally put out her first solo album, Soca Queen.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • And it was in the papers -- the black paper, "The prince takes a bride," because I was a great calypsonian (ph) but too young to be a king.

    CNN Transcript Mar 10, 2007

  • Looking back over her pioneering career, internationally acclaimed calypsonian Calypso Rose recalls a time in the 1960s, when her critics were singing loudly that the music is a man's domain.

    NYDN Rss

  • Also of relevance is Carrington's observation that 'it is not enough for us (Caricom) to just be' sorry 'for Haiti (echoing a long expressed sentiment of the calypsonian David Rudder).

    TrinidadExpress Today's News

  • After spending about five minutes refuting allegations of lawsuits while saying, tongue-in-cheek, that he would not refer to such matters at all, Warner brought on stage the calypsonian Crazy.

    TrinidadExpress Today's News

  • Given the tea leaves, I guess calypsonian Brother Valentino can safely keep singing, "Trinidad is nice, Trinidad is a paradise, Trinidad is nice for men like Sabga, Kirpalani and Mr Y de Lima."

    Stabroek News

  • Anything you could think about, the calypsonian has given a comment in song.

    TrinidadExpress Today's News


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