A form of folk music developed in Trinidad, West Indies, and originally sung at carnivals. In Trinidad, calypso music is generally sung to a guitar and maraca accompaniment that establishes a complex counterrhythm with the voice of the singer in a style probably based on the percussive rhythms of native African music. Since about 1945, steel drums (oil drums, modified and tuned) have also been used, often played in bands.
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Showcasing calypso and pan recordings from artists such as David Rudder, Frankie McIntosh and Garvin Blake.
Information about several Caribbean artists and bands based in the Los Angeles, California area.
Virtual Trinidad Calypso Lyrics
Introduction to calypso music of Trinidad. Thoughts on key albums and some lyrics from the Mighty Sparrow.