Facebook
Ramish and Leela
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:00

Archivist: Calypso Has Changed, And Not Necessarily For The Better

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

They changed the whole thing!

That's the view expressed by Cultural Archivist/Researcher, Edward "Teddy" Pinheiro, when asked to share his thoughts on calypso music and calypso competitions today.

He said this and other changes have resulted in a lot of singers, who can't be correctly labelled calypsonians, buying music they can't properly perform.

Mr. Pinheiro said calypso writing is not an easy task and it's critical to preserving the authenticity of the artform.

Sadly, he lamented that it isn't taken as seriously today, as it was back then.

Commenting on his work as a Researcher and Cultural Archivist, he said it is important that our music be preserved and shared.

Read 741 times Last modified on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:24
  • C SPORTS
  • C SPECIALS
  • Press Releases
The big game in the Trinidad and Tobago Super League on Match Day 3 is actually on this evening at the Arima Velodrome,
We've heard of Soca by the Wall at Carnival time, well "the wall" was the venue again, only this time they were playing
Local rugby is being made to endure an anxious couple of days as they await the decision of the Rugby Americas North
The Defence Force footballers remained perfect after two rounds of the revamped First Citizens Cup competition by
Despite the inclement weather on Labour Day, which made the conditions a bit tricky and muddy at times, it was a fine
The Trinidad and Tobago Men's Hockey Team got a chance to run out against foreign opposition when they swept a
  • 1
  • 2
bottom
Top