THE BIG CALYPSO

 

The Big Calypso brings a new 21st century twist to an island music genre. Produced by Felix Tod & Tony Brannon.

Felix & Tony are expanding their entertainment brands by adding Calypso & Reggae wrapped up in a product called the BIG CALYPSO.

 

The Big Calypso along with The Big Chill & The Lennon Dockyard shows will be part of the exciting nights of entertainment offered by Tod & Brannon in 2014.

 

Musicians: Joy T. Barnum, TonyB, Andrew Chamberlain, Tony Cox & Felix Tod

 

 

Saturdays - THE REEFS, Southampton 7 - 11pm (starts April 19th through October)

 

A tribute to calypso music with a new twist. Hear some amazing calypso's brought back to life by the amazing Joy T. Barnum, TonyB, Tony Cox, and Felix Tod! Andrew Chamberlain (starts with us on May 3rd)

The Million Dollar view at The Reefs - A night of dining, wines, cocktails and dancing with by Big Calypso. Playing songs from the early days of Calypso like Bermuda's Talbot Brothers, to the latest beats and tunes from Trinidad. Sampling and remixing the classics with a twist that makes for a night of limbo and Rum swizzle.

 

Band 7 - 8

DJ Felix Tod 8 - 8.30

Band 8.30 - 10

DJ Felix 10 - 11

 

Sundays - FROG & ONION PUB, Dockyard 7 - 11pm (starts May 11th)

 

The new 5 piece all Bermuda band perform a tribute to calypso music with a new twist.

 

Special Smoky Island Barbeque Menu -- Only $25 a plate!!! (kids up to 11 years old, ˝ price)

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Limbo Dancer at Big Calypso !! Island Teaser…every Sunday Night 8 pm

 

 

Calypso & Soca

 

 

 

A BIT OF HISTORY

 

Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago during the early to mid 20th century. Its rhythms can be traced back to West African Kaiso and the arrival of French planters and their slaves from the French Antilles in the 1600s. The music, which drew upon African and French influences, became the voice of the people, and was characterized by highly rhythmic and harmonic vocals, which was most often sung in a French creole and led by a griot. As calypso developed, the role of the griot (originally a similar traveling musician in West Africa) became known as a chantuelle and eventually, calypsonian. As English replaced patois (creole French) as the dominant language, calypso migrated into English, and in so doing it attracted more attention from the government. It allowed the masses to challenge the doings of the unelected Governor and Legislative Council, and the elected town councils of Port of Spain and San Fernando. Calypso continued to play an important role in political expression, and also served to document the history of Trinidad and Tobago (Wikipedia)

 

>> Read more about Calypso here