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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

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There are calypsos on oilfield strikes, the governor's resignation, and even the Russo-Finnish winter war.
The box is subtitled 'Trinidad Calypsos on World and Local Events'.
During the past few years, there have been numerous reissues of historical calypso recordings, including more than a dozen CDs from Rounder Records.
KINGSTON: Lord Kitchener, Trinidad's Grand Master of calypso music, died in hospital yesterday, aged 77.
"He is an icon in calypso," said Culture Minister Ms Daphne Phillips.
Designed to be an inexpensive solution for audiovisual control in K12 classrooms, the CB-2000 from Calypso Systems is a Web-connected wall-mounted device that connects to devices such as document cameras, DVD players, projectors and audio amplifiers.
Indeed, the sad news of that day cut straight to the core of the Trinidad psyche, for the man who had come to symbolize the calypso tradition of Trinidad and Tobago had passed away.
Kitch, as the native of the small town of Arima came to be affectionately known, had become Trinidad and Tobago's dominant cultural figure, an ingenious composer and singer who helped make calypso an internationally recognized art form that had relevance to people of many lands and ethnic backgrounds.
Godwin Oyewole saw in the musician a figure who transcended the provincial boundaries of Trinidad and Tobago-grounded calypso. "He was a Caribbean institution who used wry, saucy lyrics to describe events, personal problems, human frailties, and political issues with equal irony and wit," Oyewole wrote.