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Calypso Dreams in de Yaa
Sat 24 Nov 2012
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2012-11-24 17:00:00 2012-11-24 22:00:00 Europe/London Calypso Dreams in de Yaa Michael La Rose author, cultural and political activist will present and give a short talk.

There will be performance and contributions by Calypsonians Alexander D Great, Cleopatra, De Alberto and Tobago Crusoe with audience participation in the post-screening Q&A. The programme notes will include "Significant Calypsos during the Independence years 1962 -2012"

Film Notes - Calypso Dreams, director Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne, 85min 2004.

Calypso Dreams chronicles the art and artists of Kaiso or Calypso. In Trinidad and Tobago, Calypsonians are the voice of the people following in the griot tradition of West Africa and give a unique voice to the dispossessed. The struggles during slavery, colonialism, independence and beyond were given extra power by the observation, humour, biting satire and the song of the Calypso. Featuring Kaiso stars like the Lord Kitchener, Calypso Rose, Duke, Mighty Sparrow, Singing Sandra, Black Stalin, Sugar Aloes, David Rudder and more with narration from Chalkdust.
1 Chippenham Mews, London, W9 2AN [email protected]
ABOUT THE EVENT
price £5.00
Time Doors open 5pm, Screening at 6pm sharp
Information Michael La Rose author, cultural and political activist will present and give a short talk.

There will be performance and contributions by Calypsonians Alexander D Great, Cleopatra, De Alberto and Tobago Crusoe with audience participation in the post-screening Q&A. The programme notes will include "Significant Calypsos during the Independence years 1962 -2012"

Film Notes - Calypso Dreams, director Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne, 85min 2004.

Calypso Dreams chronicles the art and artists of Kaiso or Calypso. In Trinidad and Tobago, Calypsonians are the voice of the people following in the griot tradition of West Africa and give a unique voice to the dispossessed. The struggles during slavery, colonialism, independence and beyond were given extra power by the observation, humour, biting satire and the song of the Calypso. Featuring Kaiso stars like the Lord Kitchener, Calypso Rose, Duke, Mighty Sparrow, Singing Sandra, Black Stalin, Sugar Aloes, David Rudder and more with narration from Chalkdust.
Telephone 020 7266 4375
VENUE
The Yaa Centre
1 Chippenham Mews
London
W9 2AN

 
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