Stories about Caribbean from October, 2018
Readers offer a few suggestions for calypsos that make female empowerment their priority.
"When all other calypsonians in the early 1970s had six sheets of music, Shadow had seven, the additional one for the bass guitar."
"Residents are trapped. My road is cut off completely. Not even trucks can access the highway, the water is so high.”
In a genre that has often painted women in a negative light, the tunes that broke the mould are etched forever in the national consciousness.
"This is the equivalent of a Brahms, Bach or Beethoven passing. This is huge. This is a loss."