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  • n. Plural form of calypso.


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  • The Group, which made brilliant use of Caribbean rhythms calypsos and sambas, played nothing but extreme joy.

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  • As ever, the tunes were standard Rollins fare – calypsos like Global Warming and a finale of Don't Stop The Carnival, tender ballads racked by sardonic diversions, barging runs and sly quotes.

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  • Paul DeGeorge from Harry and the Potters almost started a band that sung the calypsos from Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle," as a sort of "weird experimental jazz odyssey" but didn't think anyone would go see it.

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  • Although my ancestral connection to the continent of Afrika and more recently Trinidad is less tangible, the stories that have been weaved through my parents, books and calypsos have allowed me to build upon my experience as an Afrikan-Canadian.

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  • Hong Kong Mambo Varsity Drag Mambo Parker had himself played ­calypsos (such as "Sly Mongoose") and he also participated in early experiments fusing North American jazz with Cuban dance music (such as "My Little Suede Shoes").

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  • He contributed some pleasant calypsos and other island songs — Dr. No is set in Jamaica — but the producers were not sure about his attempts at a main theme, so Barry, now with a handful of film and TV credits, was called in to help goose the Bond music in a more secret-agently direction.

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  • Another koan of sorts from Cat's Cradle and the Bokononist religion (which phrases many of its teachings as calypsos, as part of its absurdist bent), this piece of doggerel is simple and catchy, but it unpacks into a resonant, meaningful philosophy that reads as sympathetic to humanity, albeit from a removed, humoring, alien viewpoint.

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  • I will play the guitar for them and we'll learn folk songs, calypsos, Christmas carols, and I will encourage them to sing their favorite pop songs, from Gary Glitter, Suzi Quatro, Mud, et al., and I will recognize shy kindred souls who will be transformed by the act of performing.

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  • But Rose aka McArtha Linda Sandy-Lewis, whose life and career are examined in the documentary "Calypso Rose: Lioness of the Jungle," stuck to her calling to write and sing calypsos.

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  • The witty appeals of calypsos are back and judging from the flow of social commentary this year one thing is clear, the country needs to bounce back from the trauma it is in and from an image sullied by the torture of a teenager boy.

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