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VIDEO POST: The origins of calypso music in Trinidad & Tobago

Today, high atop a fortified hill steeped in history and bordered by panoramic views, I had the pleasure of learning a little bit more about the origins of Calypso music in Trinidad and Tobago. Those of us who love to travel understand how customs, music and food can help define a culture.  But no one appreciates how much those distinctions shape a country’s identity more so than a local.

One of the many colorful costumes available in Trinidad during Carnival - the time of the year calypso is played the most. (Image source: looptt.com)

One of the many colorful costumes available in Trinidad during Carnival – the time of the year calypso is played the most. (Image source: looptt.com)

Here is the abridged story of how calypso music – the energetic and signature beats of this dual island nation – originated.  It is told by Andrew Welch, the managing director at Banwari Experience Limited, a destination management company that provides customized tours and other tourism services in Trinidad and Tobago.

Take a listen, nah.

and he sang a bit for me too….

Anybody else needs deep cleansing shampoo? Send me your order because I am heading to the pharmacy now. (smile)

5 thoughts on “VIDEO POST: The origins of calypso music in Trinidad & Tobago

  1. Iam Me

    I must confess, I also need a deep cleansing shampoo :-).

    Unfortunately some of the current artistes aren’t as subtle with the play on words.

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