The World Music Institute will present the legendary diva of Caribbean music Calypso Rose on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 8:00 PM at Peter Norton Symphony Space. Calypso Rose, a living legend in the calypso world, has brought her vibrant and irresistible music from her native Tobago to audiences on every continent, becoming one of the premier and most honored ambassadors of Caribbean music.
In a genre traditionally dominated by males, she is the only woman to have captured the Calypso Monarch and Road March titles. In addition to winning the Calypso Queen contest five years in a row, she has written numerous political and women’s rights anthems and the calypso classic Fire In Me Wire. A documentary film, Rose, Calypso Diva, directed by Pascale Obolo will be released in 2010.
This program is made possible in part with public support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional support is provided by American Express.
Peter Norton Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street, NYC
$25; students with college ID $18 Box office (212) 864-5400
Info/tickets: (212) 545-7536 http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org
For video, visit: worldmusicinstitute.org/event.php?id=913