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Carnival Canboulay and Calypso

Author : John Cowley
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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

Author : Winthrop R. Holder
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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.

Calypso

Author : Alexander Auron
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Calypso

Author : Bien Eli Nillos, MD
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Calypso and Other Music of Trinidad 1912 1962

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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

Author : Sabah Ahsan
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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

Author : Ben Cero
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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.

Calypso

Author : Bob Orr
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Following his very popular collection Valparaiso, poet Bob Orr presents his new book Calypso. Orr's poems have a wistful yet forceful beauty, presenting images with depth, colour, light, and the narrative drive and cadences of a true storyteller. In the first of Calypso's four sections, 'Purple Octopus', the poet guides us on a voyage though space and time from Troy to Waiheke to San Francisco to Spain, through poems in which everything - clouds, ants, trains, winds, kites - and everyone are travelling, but only some are lost. In 'Seven Songs and an Anchor' Calypso sings of desks, chairs, bookshelves, typewriters, the ordinary things of the world made extraordinary. In the third section, he writes movingly of his family and his past with great simplicity and feeling. Finally, in 'Cicada Summer', Orr closes with short, intensely New Zealand lyrics combining the everyday with a visionary sense of mystery and wonder. Written under the twin auspices of Bob Dylan ('While calypso singers laugh at them and fishermen throw flowers') and Lord Byron ('But not in silence pass Calypso's isles'), and encountering en route writers as diverse as Homer, Lorca, Blaise Cendrars and Apollinaire, Calypso is an entrancing new collection from Bob Orr.

Calypso

Author : Jacques Cousteau
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Night Calypso

Author : Lawrence Scott
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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

Author : Catherine Coulter
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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

Author : Steinberg Henry
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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

Author : Nicholas Gerassimakis
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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

Author : George Soane
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Red Calypso

Author : Geoffrey Wagner
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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

Author : Laura Janca
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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!

Lobster Calypso

Author : David Andrews
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Stunning rumours of a fabulous hidden treasure convulse the Caribbean as a long forgotten terror 'Pegasus' returns. Determined to escape the rat race, Brett Wrelton is offered the yacht of his dreams in return for six months work. Joy turns to despair as the assignment turns into a nightmare, involving him in drug smuggling, murder, conspiracy and betrayal. Lobsters being used for smuggling is something almost beyond comprehension, yet is explained in brilliant detail as the dramatic chase through Asia, Scotland and Antigua unfolds. Great mystery surrounds 'Pegasus'. Who or what is this? Trying to unravel this gripping suspense is breathtaking as the deadly secret is revealed with its power to change history. Every chapter is suffused with travel, adventure and action. The many twists and turns keep everyone guessing, right up to the cliffhanger ending. Stunning, intriguing and impossible to put down 'A real nail biting page turner, well written and packed with action, adventure, suspense and keeps us guessing right up until the stunning climatic end.' -Wendy Anne Lake, Fiction & Non Fiction Writer ' It's fast, it's exciting, it's full of good ideas. One of the basic premises, the treasure hunt is outstanding ' -John Trenhaile, Author of The Man Called Kyril, The Mahjong Spies etc

Telemachus in the Island of Calypso A Ballet in Three Act

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Curry Goat and Calypso

Author : Subba Rao
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In the collection of short stories entitled "Curry Goat and Calypso," the author assumes the name of Juggernaut in exploring his thoughts and experiences from living and travelling in India, Trinidad, Jamaica and the United States. For example, in India Juggernaut explores the culture of Baba and idol worship; in Trinidad and Jamaica the easy going life style; in the United States the practices in the animal and yellow grease recycling business. In some stories, Juggernaut expresses his anguish over the bizarre sounding names given in the past to some tropical fruit and vegetable plants that now needs renaming to reflect their true identity. A wide range of subject matter on local culture and practices was covered in the stories always trying to find some humor to entertain the readers.

The Calypso Directive

Author : Brian Andrews
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An unprecedented genetic mutation, an underground think tank, and an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company collide in this dazzling debut thriller. For one hundred and fifty-five days, Will Foster has been locked in medical quarantine without his consent. The doctors claim he is infected with a deadly virus, but this is a lie. Encoded in his DNA is a mutation that provides immunity from disease for all who possess it, source code that Vyrogen Pharmaceuticals aims to commercialize as a multi-billion-dollar gene therapy. Against all odds, Foster escapes his laboratory prison and steals a virulent strain of bubonic plague as insurance. To help him unravel the mystery inside him, Foster contacts the only person he can trust: a former lover and microbiologist living Vienna and the two become fugitives, hunted across the heart of Europe. Under the guise of averting a plague pandemic, Vryogen hires an elite, underground Think Tank to track down Foster. But the brilliant team discovers something unexpected—the ugly side of multinational pharmaceutical competition—and must choose between serving their client and saving Foster. With unflagging suspense, unforgettable characters, and riveting biomedical detail, The Calypso Directive deftly explores the issues of genetic exploitation and piracy. Captivating, controversial, and courageous, Andrews debut is sure to thrill and leave you wondering what secrets are locked in your DNA.