Ralph Banwarie - Trinidad and Tobago Guardian
Calypso icon Dr Hollis Liverpool better, known as Chalkdust, says he was missed as a primary school teacher from Nelson Street Boys’ Government school for teaching calypso in school.
He said he never gave up with his love for calypso and he continued with the artform. He said this is something many people were not aware of but it is true.
Chalkdust, who received the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT), the nation’s highest award last month, made this disclosure at Sangre Grande Regional Corporation on Wednesday where Pink Panther, also called Eric Taylor and himself were honoured.
Chalkdust recalled being asked by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education to make an application to the ministry if he wanted to teach and sing calypso in school. He said he never adhere to the request until this day.
Maybe because you weren't teaching anything else.
Claude I've never seen a calypsonian who could not teach art, biology, history, economics, English, mechanics, law, geography, chemistry, cooking, climate change, current events, morals, common sense and more.
Claude can you please introduce Mercer to Calypso. He's suffering from a concussion.
Mighty Chalkdust - Misconceptions