Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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Just around the corner is the calypsonian
The kaiso man; guitar strumming, pan beating,
Heart smiling, teasing singer-man.

Everybody's business, is his business.
Politician, hornerman, priest and warner woman prophetess.
Listen to the calypso man.
He, better than reading any newspaper.

He, is who tells all.
Sordid, witty, serious or risque.
He, tells all, all.
Yeah for Octobers !
If only to remember the old greats, the sing-it-all griots of old.
© gillena cox 2021

#Calypso music first emerged in the eighteenth century in Trinidad among communities of African slaves. The musical style was an evolution of West African kaiso, and the satirical lyrics often mocked slave masters through double entendre.

#See also at google  : A Brief History of Calypso Music - 2021 - MasterClass

#hornerman = illicit lover


BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH

Weekly Scribblings #90: October

Challenged: for this week’s prompt to be inspired by this quote:"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!” 


REVISIT
October gem...

ENJOY THE MUSIC

Link to the Sweetest 100 Days Of Christmas
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14 comments:

  1. Thanks for dropping by Rommy

    Muchđź’ślove

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  2. Has more to say than the newspapers - and probably far more reliable!

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  3. Thanks for dropping by Margaret

    Muchđź’ślove

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  4. I always enjoy the insights you give us into your country's culture.

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  5. Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary

    Muchđź’ślove

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  6. I agree with Rosemary, thanks so much.

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  7. Thanks for your appreciation Debi

    Muchđź’ślove

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  8. Yay, for October indeed! And for Calypso music too. Your poem has left me searching my playlist for some old favorites.

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  9. Thanks for your appreciation Magaly

    Muchđź’ślove

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  10. The October Calypso Man ~~~ cheers!!

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  11. Thanks for dropping by Helen

    Muchđź’ślove

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  12. Beats a newspaper any day! Love the imagery in this.

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  13. Thanks for your appreciation Sara

    Muchđź’ślove

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