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Calypso Rose: Lioness of the Jungle

This screening took place on
Monday, December 10, 2012 at 6:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

An exuberant and inspiring ambassador for the Caribbean, Calypso Rose is the uncontested and much decorated diva of Calypso music. With more than 800 recorded songs, she continues to be a pioneer of women’s rights as she travels the world making music. French-Cameroonian filmmaker Pascale Obolo spent four years with Calypso Rose on a very personal journey. Travelling to Paris, New York, Trinidad and Tobago and her ancestral home in Africa, we learn more about Calypso Rose in each place, and the many faces and facets of her life. The daughter of an illiterate Trinidadian fisherman, Calypso Rose was one of ten children, who at the age of 9 was sent to live with relatives in Tobago. At 15 she wrote her first song and launched a career that took her to the top of the male-dominated calypso world.

  • Directed by Pascale Obolo
  • 2012, Trinidad and Tobago/ France
  • 86 minutes

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