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Letter to the Editor: Carnival, Panorama and ketching the spirit

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“You don’t have to be an expert to realize that Panorama pieces are saturated with arrangers’ attempts to evoke certain emotions in the listening audience, which, in turn, are designed to elicit particular responses… “Successfully executed and then terminated with a flourish, these figures often have the effect of making …

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The Ballad of Fitzroy Coleman

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Fitzroy Coleman fingers dancing on the fret. And when you think that he through, he aint start nothing yet…  “Calypso Music”, David Rudder While Rudder’s lyrics are now a clichéd reference to the jazz/calypso guitar great, it is Fitzroy Haynes Coleman’s saviour from obscurity in the land he was born …

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Rudder pummels Chaka for Newsday accolade

US soul singer and 10-time grammy award winner, Chaka Khan, gifted calypsonian and former Calypso Monarch and Road March champion, David Rudder, and reigning Road March, Soca Monarch and Groovy Soca victor, Machel Montano, performed for locals at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Saturday night. We know what you’re thinking. …

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BBM armed and dangerous

Wild BBM rumours failed to sink calypso legend, David Rudder, but it left the Ash Wednesday cooldown severely wounded as patrons shied away from Maracas after reading alerts of a fictitious shooting spree at the popular beach. In the Middle East, Blackberry Messenger was credited for helping topple two dictators; …

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Rudder survives death by rumour… For now

Calypso icon David Rudder survived another attempted murder by gossip this Carnival after he was forced to quell rumours of his death for the third successive festive season. Rudder told the media to please dismiss any such talk of his demise next Carnival Tuesday; unless he really is dead. Either …

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