The Humboldt State University Calypso Band has been part of HSU for more than three decades under the direction of its founder, Eugene Novotney. (Ryan Blake photo)
“The Comeback Concert” — featuring contemporary music for percussion performed by the Humboldt State University Percussion Ensemble, the rhythms of the Afro-Cuban tradition performed by the HSU World Percussion Group and the festive steel drum sounds of the Caribbean performed by the Humboldt State Calypso Band — will take place Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus.
The second half of the show will feature the festive dance music of the Humboldt State Calypso Band. Last spring, the Calypso Band celebrated its 35th year at Humboldt State University, all under the direction of its founder, Novotney. The Calypso Band will continue its 35th year celebration at the concert by featuring several high-energy compositions from the Caribbean in its set, including the modern Panorama classic from the island of Trinidad called “VISION 2020” by Len “Boogsie” Sharpe. The Humboldt State Calypso Band prides itself in maintaining an accurate and authentic connection to the roots of the steel band movement and the innovative musicians of Trinidad & Tobago, the island nation on which this percussion phenomenon was born. This performance will represent some of the best music that Trinidad & Tobago has produced.