calypso

(redirected from calypsonians)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
  • noun

Synonyms for calypso

rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf

(Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years

References in periodicals archive ?
There are sections with short biographies on calypsonians and other musicians.
Chapter 11 is called Conclusion, but is more an attempt to cover some important things that are only briefly mentioned earlier in the study like the frivolous calypso and the different roles or "masks" of calypsonians.
Kitchener's lineup included popular calypsonians Mighty Killer, Lord Zigfield, and Spoiler, but until the doors opened, no one knew who would prevail.
Hollis Liverpool, known as Calypsonian Chalkdust, has pointed out that "one of Kitchener's many strengths is his ability to present clean smut in a way that even a priest would want to listen.
January 2 - March 5 (select dates): Calypso - This event features dozens of Carnival musicians, or calypsonians, who compete for the "Dominica Calypso Monarch" title.
She provides a brief overview of the history of women calypsonians and their assertion of power through song, focusing particularly on the power of the soucouyant, a blood-sucking female spirit.
Coined in 1983 by three Nigerian critics-Chinweizu, Onwuchekwa femme, and Ihechuckwu Madubuike-orature denotes the form of literature most amenable to implementation by socio-politically marginalized, racial and religious minorities, and post-colonial peoples, many of whom may never "get into print," but almost all of whom readily "comeinvoice:' Thus, "Dub" poets, Spoken Word poets, Hip-Hop rhymesters, Calypsonians, singer-songwriters (including the 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature nominee Bob Dylan), "storytellers" (hear Lousie-Miss Lou-Bennett of Jamaica), folklore presenters, orators (Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Fidel Castro, etc.
Jean and Dinah Who Have Been Locked Away in a World Famous Disco Since 1956 Speak Their Minds Publicly by Tony Hall (with Rhoma Spencer and Susan Sandiford) radically redefines black womanhood with the portraits of two female calypsonians.
Feb 4-March 15: 2006 Carnival in Dominica, launched with a National Parade, including Queen Contestants, Calypsonians, Princess Show Contestants, popular band performances, people in sensay costumes, the blackies, stilt walkers (moko jumbies), cheerleaders, company floats and costumed bands on the street, weaving their way to Carnival City.
Black Stalin, who together with Valentino would be dubbed "the People's Calypsonians," grounded his nationalism and his Caribbean identity in an unapologetic pan-Africanism.
But the allure of the Creole nationalist vision was not easy to escape, and some calypsonians remained fully committed to it while others were ambivalent.
However, while this work might not be seen as the major source for the study of Paule Marshall or hip hop (to mention just two possibilities from this book), McGill must be commended for bringing together in one volume several dichotomies, usually not discussed together: English-speaking and Spanish-speaking artists; Calypsonians and Rappers; musicians and writers; veterans of the Civil Rights movements and spokesmen of the Hip Hop generation; Womanists and Black (male) Power advocates; high culture and pop culture or subculture.
The arrivals included the celebrated Trinidadian calypsonians Lord Kitchener and Lord Beginner, who marked the event for posterity, and many of their peers were housed in a shelter on Clapham Common in South London, left vacant from the Second World War which had ended three years earlier.
January 29: Opening Parade - The lively parade features popular bands or Calypsonians, dancers in colorful costumes, stilt walkers (also called Moco Jumbies) and cheerleaders who happily entertain enthusiastic spectators.
January 6 - February 18 (select dates): Calypso - Dozens of carnival musicians, or Calypsonians, compete for the "Calypso Monarch" title leading up to the grand finale on Sat.