Calypso Music

Calypso originated on the island of Trinidad and Tobago and has become popular amongst all the other Caribbean islands, even the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands.

We sometimes refer to Calypso as Kaiso and Soca, which are different styles of Calypso. Sometimes Calypso is accompanied by pan music or steel drums.

Like good wine, once you’ve gotten a taste of calypso music, you can then appreciate the lyrical play on words, the social commentaries about current events,

Even though I’m not living in Trinidad currently? Like the local Trinis I look forward to the battles of the Calypsonians, and it’s also a great way for those of us living abroad to stay ahead of de bacchanal as we call it – or current events.

Some of our popular calysonians I want to feature today are:

2019 Soca Party Mix

The link above is a sample of Calypso music. Each artist image is linked to more info on each of person.

Super Boy

Machel Montano

Mighty Sparrow

Calypso Rose

Lord Kitchener

David Rudder

Mighty Shadow

Black Stalin

Ras Shorty

Chalkdust

Sugar Aloes

I am a Trini

Habits ๐ŸŽˆ ๐ŸŽˆ ๐ŸŽˆ ๐ŸŽˆ

Itโ€™s a new month

What are some habits you would like to work on? How you think is how you’ll behave so be a better version.

Letโ€™s start with the positives

1. Love on yourself

2. Exercise/health/pray/meditate

3. Eating better

4. Spend more time with love ones

5. Savings

6. Watch less tv

7. Read more

8. Find a hobby

9. Learn a new skill

10. Go on vacation

11. Help someone in need

12. Buy yourself something youโ€™ve always wanted but will never afford yourself

13. Surprise someone with a phone call

14. Pay someoneโ€™s bill at the cashier if you see them struggling , even if it is a portion. The rewards are limitless

15. Do one or all of the things on your list for 15 days

Now letโ€™s look at the negatives you would love to eliminate, be warned you may not be aware you are doing some of this stuff:

1. Stop criticizing yourself and your God given features. They make you unique.

2. Couch potato isn’t a sexy look. Move from your desk more often during the day, keep your body in motion, you are less productive if you sit too long

3. Do you control what you eat or does the food control you?

4. You donโ€™t always have to be right nor have the last word

5. Are you consistently buying things you want or need?

6. Are you aware when you fart or burp out loud others can hear and itโ€™s bad manners

7. Social media is not education

8. Social media is not social, itโ€™s isolation

9. Apps are not being skillful

10. Virtual vacation is not real nor is looking at everyone else have fun

11. Donโ€™t be a pessimist, not everyone panhandling is a bum

12. Keeping up with the Joneses is a hobby? Really? Why?

13. Be careful with your tongue it’s more than a weapon, it’s a deadly weapon

14. Your good deeds donโ€™t have to be broadcasted or telegraphed

15. Change one or all of the things on your list for 15 days

Make a list of pros and cons unique to you and have fun with it ๐Ÿฅฐ