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
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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!”
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