The beautiful Caribbean islands are home to some of the greatest and most influential genres of music. Sitting on the continental shelf of South America is the birthplace of calypso. Calypso is an Afro-Caribbean music genre that began in the nation of Trinidad and Tobago and spread throughout the West Indies. Similar to most Caribbean music, calypso has been used to express socio-political commentary as a form of protest during the colonial era. Over time, Trinidadian musical icons, such as Mighty Sparrow and Calypso Rose, were able to introduce calypso music to the international stage with its witty, satirical lyrics and upbeat rhythm. Now, Fede “Rich Rasta” Ruben is paying homage to his Trinidadian roots through his music by bringing it back with a modern twist.
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