By Gerald V. Paul
One of Calypso’s greatest stars, Poser (Ah Tell She road march, 1979) and youngest stars, Jordan Myers from Pass D Torch, launched Tropical Rhythms Calypso Tent last Saturday.
Poser’s lyrics embraced the pulsating sound of the steelpan, gleaned from his days in the pan yard, wowing the audience at Howard Johnson Hotel at 22 Metropolitan Rd. with his repertoire of songs still relating to the social structures of today: Find Ah Party. (By the way, that Marley Palmer Remix is epic.)
Yes, he still has it, although he said his chassis was a little bit bent, with Bus Conductor and Let Him Go.“If he’s not treating you right; It’s grandmother’s advice: If a food ent good in the morning, it ent good in the evening.” Poser delivered several of his hits.
By the way, veteran cultural exponent Joan Alexander has slated Poser for her 2016 show in Toronto. Poser, a man of style and a leading performers in the parang genre, told The Camera “the best is yet to come.”
Poser also served as a source of encouragement and inspiration for the Tropical Rhythm Tent cast: Antz, Scotty, Decarra, Taurus, Brown Sugar, Spivy, Love Man Kent, Spanish and June Smith, all backed by Ernie and Reflex Band, with a marvelous MC Richard Bowman, aka, Richie Rich.
Tent manager Steve Nelson commented, “The launch was such as success with the charming Poser that there has been a demand for him to return to Toronto for the closing event on the 11th of July.
“I enjoy promoting our culture in a win-win. It’s all about keeping the culture alive,” Nelson added.
For those who missed the show, you can drop by Saturday (June 27) at the Howard Johnson Hotel.
For information, call 289-200-1518.