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Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
16-Apr-11 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: Biography: Lord Invader- calypsonian- anyone knew?
Subject: RE: Biography: Lord Invader's day job?
Hey guys, am back online again. I know what you are saying, Q, but I believe that in Trinidad, most people's economic status was divided along skin-colour lines. His family may have been richer than the average farmer or labourer, and so able to afford a tailor, but the light-skinned middle class traditionally (according to sources I read on Google Books, and Kevin Burke's "Rum and Coca-Cola Reader" site, had nothing to do with singing calypso and looked down on those with black skin, who had unmixed African ancestry. His family may have made enough money to allow him to not have to hold down another job, but I have also read on Google Books that he may have lived on the money given to him by various women.