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Calypso Rose TT

Calypso Rose

The legend of the Caribbean music and the queen of the Calypso genre – Calypso Rose, will also play at Pohoda 2019. Her first album was Cooperation (1964), which earned her victory in the Calypso King contest as the first woman in history. In the 1970s the award was even renamed to Calypso Monarch in her honour. At that time she also performed with Bob Marley & the Wailers. Over the course of five decades she has released up to 800 songs and 22 albums. Two years ago she recorded another great album, Far from Home, together with Manu Chao and Ivan Duran, for which she won the WOMEX Artist of the Year and the World Music Album of the Year awards at the "French Grammy" Victoires de la musique. In 2016 she released a compilation Calypso Rose, Queen of Calypso for 40 years! This year, she released the album So Calypso!, which features her most important songs, hits like Rom&Coca Cola, I Say A Little Prayer and other cover versions of artists that influenced her, such as Nat King Cole, The Melodians and Angélique Kidjo. The world-music.cz portal wrote the following about the album: “Together with the producers she put a great deal of modern vocal vitality to her older songs and cover hits, which is almost inappropriate for her age and stings like a bee.”