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Calypso Rose on Soundcheck

Friday, January 09, 2009 - 09:58 AM


Slideshow: Calypso Rose at WNYC

Calypso superstar McArtha Lewis, better known as Calypso Rose, composed her first calypso after witnessing a man stealing the glasses off of a woman’s face in Trinidad, warning people from her native country of Tobago not to travel to the country. She later wrote the anthem 'Fire in Me Wire', which became a calypso classic, and held the title of Calypso Queen for five years in a row.

She and her band performed live on Soundcheck this week. Listen to the performance here.

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