Sun 20.8. 19:00
The Trinidad and Tobagonian Calypso Rose is the undisputed queen of calypso. Having written over 800 songs and performed since 1950s, Rose is a beloved figure all over the world: a compassionate person, a great defender of equality and human rights, she has toured with, for example, Bob Marley and introduced a great many audiences to Caribbean music styles.
Even Rose’s first song, Glass Thief, written when she was 15, touched on gender equality. At the time, calypso was very much a man’s genre, and religious groups tried to prevent Rose from performing. Rose’s Baptist father saw calypso as the Devil’s music. Unfazed by this, Rose continued her resolute work as ambassador of good vibes.
The calypso evening, glowing with Caribbean heat, is opened by the Haitian Vox Sambou. Mixing rap, traditional Haitian instruments and Brazilian rhythms, Vox is a charismatic, energetic performer – a true world music and feel-good showman.
Vox Sambou starts at 7 pm. Calypso Rose starts at 8.30 pm.
Doors: 5.30 pm.
For this event you can purchase a meal by Restaurant Juuri beforehand! Read more »
Age limit: 18