By now, you've packed away your carnival outfits full of feathers and glitter but the celebration goes on! On April 24 at Highline Ballroom, Calypso Rose from Tobago will perform her timeless brand of calypso music. The West Indian diva has been singing internationally since she won the "Calypso King" title in 1963 and was the reason the title was changed to "Calypso Monarch" 1978. In addition to being a legendary songwriter and singer, her music has helped to empower women and raise awareness to domestic violence.
Rose, now based in Queens, New York, at 77 years old, has shown no signs of stopping in her over 50-year career. After French musician and producer Manu Chao discovered her music, he helped to coproduce her latest album, Far From Home, released in June 2016. It was a huge hit in France and around the world, winning World Music Album of the year at Les Victoires de la Musique (equivalent to the Grammys in the United States). The hit single "Leave Me Alone," off the album, was incredibly popular at Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival 2017 and has since become a feminist anthem. She was also named Artist of the Year at WOMEX in 2016 in Spain.
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