Latest News for: African calypso


Ghanaian Afro-dancehall star Stonebwoy records at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Studios, inspired to ...

Business Ghana 11 Jun 2024
... of Reggae, dancehall, and Caribbean music styles,” he noted, likening the storytelling and style of these genres to Highlife, a West African fusion of traditional rhythms with jazz and calypso.

Sounds of spring: How music enhances the home, and is akin to design

Vail Daily 03 May 2024
It not only transforms moods, but also greatly enhances homes ... How design mimics music ... Olsen explains that most of the best music stems from combining genres — calypso and blues to produce reggae, African beats and Delta blues to create rock, etc ... .

Roger Whittaker, whistling balladeer who found global fame, dies at 87

Union Leader 22 Sep 2023
A self-described “wandering minstrel” with a well-trimmed beard and wire-rimmed glasses, Whittaker performed country standards, calypso songs, Scottish ballads, South African dance music and Broadway ...

Ken Griffith answered the call to serve his city

The Baytown Sun 17 Sep 2023
Trinidad and Tobago is the southernmost island country in the Caribbean. The islands are known for steel-band and calypso music derived from African music and dance forms, which are important features of the annual Carnival celebration ... Cheryl Donatto.

Why Hip-Hop Has Many Fathers

Village Voice 12 Aug 2023
“In the Caribbean, mostly in the West Indies, where Blacks control the music industry, strong African traditions persist in calypso and reggae music,” the Trinidad-born writer Isaac Ferguson pointed out to me ... I listen to a lot of calypso and reggae.

Spar Proteas back on track against Trinidad and Tobago

Eye Witness News 31 Jul 2023
ALSO READ. ... Jamaica ... Defensively, the South Africans were on song, with the likes of Shadine van der Merwe and Karla Pretorius starving the ‘Calypso Girls’ of ball possession and opportunities to score off their own rebound ... RESULTS FROM DAY 4. ... .

I'm not sure who that is in the Kraven the Hunter trailer, but it's not ...

Games Radar 21 Jun 2023
... a guy, albeit one who relied on "a secret potion, stolen from the witch-doctor of a hidden African tribe" (later established to be Calypso) to give him enhanced strength, speed, and to slow his aging.

The Caribbean island of Trinidad grapples with a ‘national crisis’ of violence

The Guardian 16 Jun 2023
The birthplace of calypso, steel pan and soca music – a fusion of the African and Indian culture of these descendants of slaves and indentured labourers ...

Stephens Auditorium reveals 14-show Performing Arts series lineup

Ames Tribune 04 Jun 2023
... from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy, West Indian calypso and African drumming.

Shake your Sugar Bum Bum! The return of the classic film capturing calypso’s riotous brilliance

The Observer 15 May 2023
“I am told you are the king of calypso singers ... Calypso was the music of African slaves who weren’t allowed to speak to each other ... “Calypso started as the music of African slaves who weren’t allowed to speak to each other,” says Kaul.

East Texas remembers life and legacy of Mr. Harry Belafonte with artwork drawing

Tyler Morning Telegraph 15 May 2023
If you would like see the final commissioned drawing of Belafonte, which is now on loan at two East Texas museums, contact Atkins at 903-730-4890 x2171 and/or the Texas African American Museum, located at 309 W.

Legacy of Harry Belafonte (1927-2023): Civil rights & cultural icon ‘elevated substance over style’

The Daily Telegraph Australia 26 Apr 2023
Belafonte's calypso, the genre of Caribbean music that drew from West African and French influences, saw him skyrocket to fame in the midst of post-World War II prosperity and suburbanization.

His actions changed the world: Ricky Kej about The King of Calypso, Harry Belafonte

The Times of India 26 Apr 2023
When it comes to Calypso music with African soul, Harry Belafonte will reign supreme ... Harry Belafonte introduced the world to Calypso music for the first time, and exposed people to the musical culture ...

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