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Dear Editor: Authoritarian or authoritative? Are calypsoes more poetry than reliable history?

“Sparrow literally put words in Dr Williams’ mouth to great effect. “Since Dr Bird—thankfully!—is still alive, I am sure that he would be eager to tell journalists/researchers what statements in his calypso ‘Get to hell outta here’ and, for that matter, his other calypsoes were historically accurate and where he simply used …

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Hunt on for mysterious calypso financier

Calypso Monarch Duane O’ Connor received $500,000 from TUCO this weekend, which brought his total cash prize up to $1 million for his winning renditions of “The hunt is on” and “Long live calypso.” There is still no word as to the identity of the mysterious donor(s) of half a …

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