Dominican singer-songwriter discusses the origin of calypso PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 January 2015 10:19

From the sugar cane plantations to the Caribbean, calypso came and has never left. The slaves, brought to toil on sugar plantations, would use calypso to mock the slave masters and to communicate with each other. 

Pat Aaron, a Dominican singer-songwriter says “that was the slaves’ way to relieve themselves from the frustration of slavery, in a way that the masters did not understand what they were saying.”

He believes that this is an indication that calypso came from Africa, since slaves and our forefathers came from Africa.

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http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Dominican-singer-songwriter-discusses-the-origin-of-calypso-24240.html

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015 10:19
 

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