In 2010, Calypso Queen, icon, Ambassadress of Trinidad and Tobago, Calypso Rose, celebrates a double landmark: 55 years singing Calypso and her 70th birthday. To honor her and celebrate with the Queen of Calypso, Riddums Productions and Maturity Music have come together to produce a series of events in Trinidad, Tobago, London, France, New York and Canada, Trinidad’s Newsday reports.
To mark the occasion, a full-length documentary on Calypso rose, entitled Rose, Calypso Diva, will premiere at the Canned Film Festival, where a concert by Calypso Rose has been scheduled in partnership with Cultures France, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ACP Secretariat (European Community), Radio France International, and Trace TV.
The film is a Franco–Trinidadian production by Paris-based African director Pascale Obolo. It was shot in several locations, including Tobago (her birth place), New York (where she now lives), Paris (where she recorded her latest album with a young trendy crossover producer), and in Benin, Africa (a return to her roots). The film will be screened at her anniversary concert celebration in Trinidad in December 10, 2010, at the National Academy of Performing Arts.
For more on her new album, Calypso Rose, and on her upcoming tour, go to her website at http://www.calypsorosediva.com/.