Although its roots are similar to those of calypso and reggae, it is more authenticly African.
Every year, just prior to the launch of Cariwest, Edmonton's vibrant Caribbean arts festival, a contest takes place to decide who has the best calypso song for this year's festival.
The only limitation is that no steel band is to play a calypso that the said steel band played before in a Panorama competition.
The sound of soft calypso music drifts down from another deck as, below her, waves lap at the side of the ship.
The postcolonial period has witnessed a significant creolizing of church music, which has been influenced by calypso , reggae, and African American gospel music.
Two forms of native Trinidadian music - calypso and steel drum music - have become famous throughout the world.
Never before was one of his most moving songs, ‘Sayamanda’, considered a calypso until Andre died.
The steel drums used in calypso music are made from these 55-gallon containers.
West Indian calypso and reggae music are both popular.
As far back as in the 1950s, Lord Melody sang ‘Pedlars’, a humorous calypso on hucksters who sold stolen goods on the sidewalks of Port of Spain.