Mudcat Café message #3707421 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30431   Message #3707421
Posted By: Richard Mellish
08-May-15 - 04:50 AM
Thread Name: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Subject: RE: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
I confess utter ignorance of most of the genres discussed above but I do remember calypso from days of yore, particularly on the BBC's Tonight programme. It seems to me that the rhythm, if one wishes to put it in music notation, could be given a time signature of 8/8, with groups of 3+5 or 3+3+2, so emphases on beats and 4.