Mudcat Café message #761317 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30431   Message #761317
Posted By: M.Ted
07-Aug-02 - 11:56 AM
Thread Name: What's the difference between calypso and reggae?
Subject: RE: What's the diff btwn calypso and reggae?
Reggae is a bit like a slowed down, backward polka,(in four) think about the snare on the first beat and the bass drum(and the emphasis) on the second, snare on the third, bass on the fourth--The calypso beat as is a lot like a rhumba with the emphasis on the on the first beat--The polka isn't really that far out a comparison, the merengue beat is, more or less, a polka--

As to you, Frogmore, *most* people can hear the difference, but few can explain what it is, and fewer still can play the two styles--I assume that if you could explain the difference, you would have done it--