The beginning of a series of articles and more on the stylistic elements of what makes up calypso music. A lot of people can tell you the difference between a Mambo and a Bossa Nova, but most people cannot tell you the difference between calypso and reggae music. This series will explore many topics from the basic building blocks of the genre to discussing phrasing and interpretation.
Record companies are folding, our economy is in the tank, and the horizon seems bleak. However, just like anything else, there’s always a silver lining. In fact this flux in the industry is busting some doors pretty wide open for the independent artist and anyone with the desire and drive to succeed.