A new event—“She is Carnival”—will make its debut in the 2011 Carnival scene, courtesy of Tropix Entertainment. For the coming carnival celebrations, the entertainment team will celebrate and honor the work of one of the Caribbean’s most respected and prominent musical talents, veteran Trinidad and Tobago performer Calypso Rose.
According to organizers, “the show will highlight not just female vocalists of the soca and calypso genres, but it will delve deeper into the female fraternity [sic] of which Calypso Rose has been, and continues to be a leader.” The event’s promotional manager says, “We’ve acknowledged that this is a woman who bears numerous distinctions from every corner of the globe. She is ours and we as a people should really be proud of what she’s done for the music and for Trinidad and Tobago.”
Calyspo Rose (Mc Cartha Lewis) has been the undisputed Calypso Queen of the World for the past 40 years. The Trini Jungle Juice team writes, “The Tobago born singer started off in the industry at the tender age of 15 and since that time, Calypso Rose has represented this country, donning the red, white and black with pride, across the region and the world. She’s credited for being the first woman to ever win the prestigious Calypso Monarch title and the coveted Road March title in T&T, in the year 1977. Prior to that, Rose, who represents the mother of all flowers, received the Medal of Merit from Trinidad and Tobago by order of the English Queen for her Gold Record, ‘Do Dem Back,’ in 1975.”
The “She is Carnival” event is expected to be one of the most exciting productions of Carnival 2011 with the participation of Destra Garcia, Denise Belfon, Singing Sandra, Drupatee, Fay-Ann Lyons, Nadia Batson, Patrice Roberts, Lil Bits, and Nisha B, among other performers who will gather to pay tribute to Calypso Rose.