Mudcat Café message #1968618 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30431   Message #1968618
Posted By: Amos
15-Feb-07 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Subject: RE: What's the diff btwn calypso and reggae?
My version of these words contrasts Belafonte's "Day O", or "She Gonna Dance, She Gonna Sing" against Marley's amazing innovations (at the time, they were). I think of these two as the archetypal Godfathers of calypso and reggae, respectively. This may be an under-educated and undiscriminating notion.