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Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso

Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso
  • Author : John Cowley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :293
  • ISBN : 9780521653893
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Summary : Starting from the days of slavery and following through to the first decades of the twentieth century, this book traces the evolution of Carnival and secular black music in Trinidad and the links that existed with other territories and beyond. Calypso emerged as the pre-eminent Carnival song from the end of the nineteenth century and its association with the festival is investigated, as are the first commercial recordings by Trinidad performers. These featured stringband instrumentals, 'calipsos' and stickfighting 'kalendas' (a carnival style popular from the last quarter of the nineteenth century). The emphasis of the book is on history, and great use is made of contemporary newspaper reports. colonial documents, travelogues, oral history and folklore, providing an authoritative treatment of a fascinating story in popular cultural history.

Classroom Calypso

Classroom Calypso
  • Author : Winthrop R. Holder,Winthrop Holder
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 9780820451374
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Summary : What happens when teachers «relinquish the authority of truth providers»? Ninth grader Sasha Pringle, one of the student voices in Classroom Calypso, asserts that such a self-effacing posture empowers students by «releasing the writer within, » thereby fostering a critical, creative, and reflective disposition. Winthrop R. Holder re-represents students not as marginalized beings merely absorbing information but as subjects taking center stage and inscribing themselves into history. On their literary pilgrimage seeking self-knowledge, students, employing tale-telling, recast their classroom as a symposium - a place where popular culture orchestrates the discourse. This is an invaluable book for educators, parents, and anyone interested in understanding and facilitating the voices of urban youth.

Creepy Crawly Calypso

Creepy Crawly Calypso
  • Author : Tony Langham
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  • Release Date :2005-05
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781902283463
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Summary : First comes the spider, banging steel drums.

Calypso

Calypso
  • Author : Bien Eli Nillos, MD
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  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1257659588
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Calypso and Other Music of Trinidad, 1912-1962

Calypso and Other Music of Trinidad, 1912-1962
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :2015-05-11
  • Total pages :392
  • ISBN : 147661931X
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Summary : Calypso, with its diverse cultural heritage, was the most significant Caribbean musical form from World War I to Trinidad and Tobago Independence in 1962. Though wildly popular in mid-1950s America, Calypso--along with other music from "the island of the hummingbird"--has been largely neglected or forgotten. This first-ever discography of the first 50 years of Trinidadian music includes all the major artists, as well as many obscure performers. Chronological entries for 78 rpm recordings give bibliographical references, periodicals, websites and the recording locations. Rare field recordings are cataloged for the first time, including East Indian and Muslim community performances and Shango and Voodoo rites. Appendices give 10-inch LP (78 rpm), 12-inch LP (33 1/3 rpm), extended play (ep) and 7-inch single (45) listings. Non-commercial field recordings, radio broadcasts and initially unissued sessions also are listed. The influence of Trinidadian music on film, and the "Calypso craze" are discussed. Audio sources are provided. Indexes list individual artists and groups, recording titles and labels.

Calypso

Calypso
  • Author : Sabah Ahsan
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  • Release Date :2012-06-18
  • Total pages :217
  • ISBN : 1477122575
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Summary : Calypso was ten years old when she fi rst fell in love. Her and Aristons love story started on a holiday in France. But circumstances are not on their side resulting in them drifting apart. Eight years have passed, will destiny let them meet again? Tamara missed Ariston. The hope of meeting him again is the only thing that keeps her going, the thing that stops her from losing her mind. Apart from him, no-one could ever understand what Tamara went through that night, not a day goes by without her recollecting her fathers death as they all called it. But does she know better? Well what if you were the one who witnessed what really happened Is everyone as they seem or is there something more than meets the eye?

Calypso

Calypso
  • Author : Bob Orr
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  • Release Date :2008-09-01
  • Total pages :88
  • ISBN : 1775580334
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Summary : Arranged in four lyrical sections, this collection of poems presents colorful images with a narrative drive and the true cadences of a storyteller. Traveling from Troy and Waiheke to San Francisco and Spain, this variety of verse leads into a discussion of simple objects, making the ordinary things of the world extraordinary. Finishing with compositions based on the poet’s past, the short, intense New Zealand lyrics combine the everyday with a visionary sense of mystery and wonder.

CALYPSO

CALYPSO
  • Author : Ben Cero
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  • Release Date :2011-02-03
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 1450292666
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Summary : When a rich, white American yachtsman is indicted for murder of a local black launch-tender in the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent a conservative news commentator stirs up a media circus by championing the yachtsman and criticizing the weakness of the case with tactics that demean the local prosecutor. Facing worldwide embarrassment and condemnation for indicting the yachtsman without substantive evidence, the prosecutor engages an investigator to bolster his charge. That man, a retired New York City detective had been cruising the archipelago in his refurbished 32-foot sailboat. Born in the Bronx of Puerto Rican parents the 51-year-old ex-cop pugnaciously probes every avenue relative to the case in his determination to clear the case and prove he deserves accolades the deputy commissioners of the NYPD denied him. Not withstanding the lack of physical evidence, he utilizes street smarts along with natural intelligence and twenty-eight years of cop experience to connect the killing to diamond smuggling. But unable to unequivocally connect the yachtsman to the suspected diamond smugglers, the detective worries that he railroads an innocent fellow American. On the other hand, having suffered as the victim of bigotry for much of his life, as well as treated as an inferior by the affluent and influential, he is tempted to partake of the sweet taste of payback. Steadily increasing antagonism developing between the cocky ex-cop and the stuffy prosecutor (steeped in pedantic English tradition) complicates working arrangements. But that doesn’t deter the ex-cop, whose unwavering investigation leads to rooting out a shrewd but cold-hearted Armenian and his cohorts: a robust Jamaican and a shifty Frenchman. Along the way the ex-cop encounters a foxy local gal who lights all of his fi res. But all too often her self-suffi ciency and individualism, as well as oft-times cankerous attitude, culminates in a rocky, while torrid, relationship.

Night Calypso

Night Calypso
  • Author : Lawrence Scott
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  • Release Date :2014-08-21
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 0749017570
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Summary : LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 1938 is a tumultuous year on the small Trinidadian island of El Caracol, which houses a leper colony and a convent. In the sultry heat of the dry season a young orphan, Theo, is sent to live with the island’s doctor, Vincent Metivier. The doctor knows little of Theo’s past, only that it has been troubled and that he now needs love and attention. As Theo settles into the rhythm of life in El Caracol, he begins to unburden himself of his demons. Every night, he sleeptalks his own strange, disturbing calypso about his childhood. Vincent listens and, gradually, learns what demons still haunt the boy’s mind. And as his friendship with the passionate, unpredictable nurse Sister Weil intensifies, Vincent finds his settled life spirally dangerously out of control, as war in Europe looms on the horizon. A richly sensual, heartfelt novel, Night Calypso is the work of one of the world’s most imaginative writers.

Calypso Magic

Calypso Magic
  • Author : Catherine Coulter
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  • Release Date :2004-01-06
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 1101550872
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Summary : While visiting London, a beautiful young woman becomes homesick for the West Indies. Unfortunately, her only available chaperone for the perilous journey is her rakish hot-tempered cousin...

Calypso Drift

Calypso Drift
  • Author : Steinberg Henry
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  • Release Date :2014-01
  • Total pages :433
  • ISBN : 1493154648
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Summary : Steinberg Henry has composed for us this magical island adventure into song. It is made up of 14 segments and 119 chapters integrating leaps in consciousness, methods and disciplines with skill surprising. Calypso Drift passes by way of an island Parliament, Dread/Rastafari, memorable black-sand beaches, religious systems, the KwÉyòl language business, high-school learning remembrances, a touch of Kalinago sensibility and, American song selections on Caribbean radio in the 70s and 80s. The text leaps to record seven years of Dominican Calypso lyrics, contributing in the process to archiving an island's history. Calypso Drift implores us to listen again to warnings of our song-poets. This is a book for lovers of Calypso globally, one for culture enthusiasts. Those embracing entertainment education, history and the arts in general should find its methods provocative. Students in the natural and social sciences can comfortably uncover themselves herein. And most of all, musicians, song-writers, composers and performers of Calypso find space in its consuming fire. Drift, globality is inside!

Calypso's Promise

Calypso's Promise
  • Author : Nicholas Gerassimakis
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  • Release Date :2011-03
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 145027465X
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Summary : It is 1922 when Jonas Knight, a seventy-year-old self-made millionaire begins an expedition to find a mysterious cave that he feels holds the secret to what he has been seeking his entire life eternal youth. Known for his energy and vitality, Knight is aware his time on earth is running out as he embarks on a relentless search for a way to cheat death. After uncovering the history of two rival kings one of whom supposedly discovered a fountain of youth Knight heads to a Greek island where he hopes to find the fountain, which was reported to have been lost forever. After he accidentally slips and plunges into an ancient cave, he is exposed to a plant that can reverse the aging process. Suddenly, his team of scientists learns both the benefits and the problems that accompany the ability to live multiple life cycles. Decades later, Mike Andros is a renowned investigative report and author who is on a fast track to self-destruction. Events beyond his control create a new destiny that leads him straight to the same Greek island, where he soon makes a discovery that has the potential to change the future of mankind.

The Island of Calypso: an Original Operatic Masque

The Island of Calypso: an Original Operatic Masque
  • Author : George Soane
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  • Release Date :1850
  • Total pages :21
  • ISBN :
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Red Calypso

Red Calypso
  • Author : Geoffrey Wagner
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  • Release Date :1988-01-01
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9780895267733
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Summary : Red Calypso tells the story of Grenada's fall to Marxist tyranny and the United States' rescue of the island from a violent and fanatical government. When Maurice Bishop took over the government of Grenada establishing a one-party state on Leninist principles, he did not know that he would one day fall victim to his own machinery. The terror, corruption, and absurdity of Bishop's regime have never been described so vividly as in this eye-witness account which analyses the brief experiment in Grenadian communism and the American invasion which ended it.

Conquering Calypso

Conquering Calypso
  • Author : Laura Janca
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  • Release Date :2014-12-19
  • Total pages :252
  • ISBN : 1490752536
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Summary : This is my story and journal of my experience with breast cancer. I started journaling about it shortly after I was diagnosed, knowing that this journey was going to be a long one. The journey was actually a blessing in many ways, so I don't think of it as a negative experience. It was just one of the many experiences in life that make you who you are. I had great support, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor. In other words, I was well armed for the battle!