Calypso Rose in New York
The Tobagonian singer Calypso Rose has enjoyed a long and celebrated career as the matriarch of the genre from which she takes her name. She’s released around 20 albums, has collaborated with artists including Bob Marley & The Wailers, won the prestigious “Calypso King” competition enough times that they renamed it the gender neutral “Calypso Monarch” in her honor, and has been the recipient of countless awards, including the International Caribbean Music Award’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The New York Times has praised her “deeply authoritative, irresistibly buoyant take on calypso,” and The Fader writes, “At 76, the calypso legend still hasn’t lost the pulse of the party.”
Calypso Rose plays a free show at The Standard, East Village on March 26th.
March 26, 7PM – 9PM
The Standard, East Village
25 Cooper Square, New York City