To bring in the summer season we will be celebrating the Afro-Caribbean sounds of Calypso in the company of Cherise Adams-Burnett.
Calypso music was born hundreds of years ago in the sugar plantation fields of the Caribbean among slaves forbidden from speaking to each other as a means of communication and to mock their masters.
Characterised by satire, pun and innuendo, it evolved into a mode of stinging censure against the powers that be, using metaphor to bypass censors and speak out against corruption.
Today, calypso remains an integral part of Caribbean culture and a highlight of the summer carnival season.
Young vocalist Tomorrow’s Warriors alumnus Cherise Adams-Burnett will take to the stage with her Cayenne band to perform a selection of classic songs from the Kingdom of Calypso.