Young champs star at Calypsoca Extravaganza

Young champs star at Calypsoca Extravaganza

By Oscar Wailoo Last Sunday, calypso, the music that is the heartbeat of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, took centre stage for the “Calypsoca Extravaganza 2018: The Evolution.”  The annual show is staged by Organization of Calypso Performing Arts (OCPA), the outfit that maintains and nurtures one of the Caribbean’s most loved art forms. This year […]

Kaiso Royale – A tale of two Kaiso Royals

Kaiso Royale – A tale of two Kaiso Royals

Canada’s six-time Canadian Calypso Monarch Macomere Fifi will share the stage with two-time T&T Calypso Monarch Singing Sandra on Friday, Oct. 31, in Toronto at the United Steelworkers Union Hall. Billed as the Meeting of the Monarchs, this milestone concert is the ultimate Calypso coronation, pitting our Canadian Calypso Monarch against the winner of the […]

Calypsonians get their just dues

Calypsonians get their just dues

The Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes will present the winners of the Kaiso 365 competition with trophies for their hard work and dedication to the art form. Singers, lyricists, producers and musicians dedicate their skills in making the various events around Carnival season a success. The event will be held on Sunday at Windies Restaurant, […]

There is life after elections

By Michael Lashley Questions: What do you live for? Who do you live for? Why do you talk so much about how you “tief de people and dem mangoes”? Why do you spend so much time on public policy issues? Do you realize how much time you spend talking and writing about politics? Do you […]

Sparrow serenades at CTFF launch

Sparrow serenades at CTFF launch

Photos by Learie Charles By Jasminee Sahoye Almost one year ago, he was in a coma at a New York hospital and rumours were that he was dead, but the Calypso King of the World, Slinger Francisco, aka The Mighty Sparrow, has not lost his strong melodic voice and charm. Last Wednesday, shortly after the […]

David Rudder – Guilty as charged?

David Rudder – Guilty as charged?

David Rudder – Guilty as charged? Calypso/soca artist David Rudder will perform at the TD Irie Music Festival Sunday evening. By Dave Douglas In the late 70s, R&B singer Isaac Hayes, otherwise known as “Black Moses”, stood accused of a crime of emotion – he fell in love with a “sweet soulful thing”. He had […]

Bring Back Our Girls

Bring Back Our Girls By Gerald V. Paul Trinidad and Tobago’s Rhoma Spencer joined a collective of cultural representatives at Toronto City Hall recently with one theme: Bring Back Our Girls. Spencer, a producer and actress, told The Camera the Toronto Artists Concert was in solidarity with Nigeria, where 200 girls were captured by Boko […]

A statue of Shadow to be erected in Tobago

A statue of Shadow to be erected in Tobago

Plans for a statue of Shadow to be erected in Tobago Plans are underway to erect a statue of the Trinidad born, raised in Tobago, calypso superstar, Winston “The Shadow” Bailey. Chairman of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) Tobago, Ainsley King, revealed that the Executive of TUCO Tobago has already taken a decision to […]

Come With It, Black Man

Come With It, Black Man “Nothing is strange in life, in a man out for change.” In her feature documentary Come with It, Black Man, director Tamara Tam-Cruickshank explores the musical consciousness of Dr. Leroy Calliste, better known as Black Stalin. Come with It, Black Man was filmed under the hot sun of Trinidad & […]