Mudcat Café message #3706380 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30431   Message #3706380
Posted By: GUEST
04-May-15 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Subject: RE: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Phil, can you give examples of racist, anti-Semitic, and misogynistic calypso songs? It wouldn't be too surprising from a poor working-class population in the 1930's, but despite listening to every calypso song I could find I've never heard any. Unless you're referring to something like "The Cooks in Trinidad," which only protests treatment of servants by the white over-class. Lionel Belasco, who gave many of the early Calypsonians their rich accompaniment, was Jewish.