Ask 100 calypso musicians what their genre is all about, and you’ll get 100 different answers: politics, religion, science, education, sport, romance. The prevailing attitude in Trinidad seems to be if you can write a story about it, you can write a song about it, which might be why locals refer to calypso as the poor person's newspaper. (Add it to the list of reasons why this music remains relevant.) Champions of the music are also fond of saying its rhythm and poetry makes women turn to jelly, which may be true. But what happens when the women are the ones singing? That’s the question posed by Singing Sandra, Kizzie Ruiz, and Shereen Caesar, who... More >>>