Latest News for: African calypso


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 show tunes, along with compositions that showcased his birdlike whistling and alpine yodeling.

Hugh Masekela Releases Posthumous Album 'siparia To Soweto'

All About Jazz 19 Sep 2023
As musical worlds collided through the ensuing re-interpretations of Trinidadian standards by Baron (Timothy Watkins), Mighty Shadow (Winston Bailey), Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) and Daisy Voisin, a sonic meeting place for South African Jazz, Steel Drums, Soca, Calypso, Parang and Amapiano took shape.

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. The ethnic makeup of Trinidad is dominated by two groups ... × This page requires Javascript ... Cheryl Donatto ... ....

Why Hip-Hop Has Many Fathers

Village Voice 12 Aug 2023
It was really strange for this picture to come out in ’63 showin’ Africans fightin’ for somethin’ ... “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
After finishing second in Pool C on Sunday after a loss to Jamaica, the Spar Proteas came back determined ... 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
I laughed and laughed and laughed ... Kraven is nice to animals now? ... Sony) ... When he was first introduced in 1964's Amazing Spider-Man #15, he was just 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
It is a 12-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn 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
Her film, newly restored and rereleased, is much more focused on two legendary calypso giants who are attending the contest ... 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 ... He is also the founder of Tour Tyler Texas and founder of Texas African American Museum.

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 ... Nikki Brown, Professor of American and African-American History at the University of Kentucky.

Harry Belafonte's tunes inspired many Bollywood songs

The Times of India 26 Apr 2023
When a legend passes, his discography lives on ... The King of Calypso, a Harlem born African-American musician who died on Tuesday in Manhattan has so many tunes that resonate with all ... .

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 ... ‘His songs are almost written into human DNA ... Harry Belafonte introduced the world to Calypso music for the first time, and exposed people to the musical culture of Jamaica, that led to the island almost becoming like a global music and cultural presence ... .

Harry Belafonte, pioneering performer and activist, dies at 96

The Manila Times 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 2 prosperity and suburbanization. His third album, entitled simply "Calypso" and released in 1956, became the first LP to sell more than one million copies in the United States.