Mr. Gavitt: Calypsos of Costa Rica

Mr. Gavitt: Calypsos of Costa Rica

produced by Michael Williams, fl. 1982 (Folkways Records, 1982), 39 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
Description
"Calypso survives sporadically in Limón and Bocas del Toro (Panama), especially around Carnival time, in the spring. Elsewhere on the mainland, the calypso culture is gone, driven out by radios and jukeboxes broadcasting Latin pop music. The young men sing the radio songs. Only the old remember how people once entertained each other with home-grown lyrics..."

Walter Ferguson


"El calypso sobrevive de manera esporádica en Limón y la provincia panameña de Boca del Toro, especialmente alrededor de la época de carnaval, entre marzo y abril. En el resto de la región, la cultura del calypso se ha desvanecido, substituida por la música pop transmitida a través de radios y grabadoras. Los hombres jóvenes cantan ahora las canciones de la radio, y solo los viejos recuerdan cómo alguna vez se entretenían unos a otros con sus propios versos..."

Walter Ferguson


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Content Type
Music recording
Duration
39 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Calypso
Label
Folkways Records
Producer
Michael Williams, fl. 1982
Release Date
1982
Subject
World Music, Music & Performing Arts, South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe, Costa Rica
Keywords and Translated Subjects
América del Sud, México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, América do Sul, México, América Central e Caribe

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