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Calypso Dreams Directed by: Geoffrey Dunn & Michael Horne

Produced and directed by Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne with co-producers Mark Schwartz, Eric Thierman and Andrew Marcano (Lord Superior), Calypso Dreams is an intimate portrait of some of the true Calypsonians in Trinidad and Tobago, in performance and in conversation. Shot over 3 years in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the documentary includes such legendary calypsonians as Lord Pretender, Lord Kitchener, The Mighty Bomber, Relator, Lord Superior, Brigo, Crazy, Mystic Prowler, Calypso Rose, The Mighty Sparrow, Terror, Valentino, Blakie, David Rudder, Regeneration Now, The Mighty Duke, Conqueror and many others.

Winner of the Best Caribbean Documentary at the Jamerican Film Festival, Audience Favorite at the DC Film fest, Pan- African film festival, Mill Valley Film Fest and embraced by an entire nation in Trinidad, Calypso Dreams chronicles the rich and complex cultural roots of calypso music in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on October 29, 2012 at 12:29pm

This is an excellent documentary, a one of its kind.

It features several of the all time greatest legends of the art-form, some who have already passed, and its great to see and hear them.

It is one i proudly share with anyone interested in the background story of our calypso culture.

I would urge everyone to try to obtain the DVD if possible, or at least to check out this video.

Comment by terry on October 29, 2012 at 8:34am
Comment by terry on October 29, 2012 at 8:22am

Char Burgess: Sound Track CD available at: www.amazon.com. The DVD was earlier available at several sites so

you may try searching on-line.

Comment by Char Burgess on October 29, 2012 at 3:00am

This was an EXCELLENT documentary!!!  I enjoyed it thoroughly and stayed up until 3 a.m. in the morning looking at it.  What a wonderful time it was between 1925 - 1970 for Calypso.  Sadly the golden day of Kaiso are now finished and our young people will never know the brilliance of our grass root poets.  Today there is no poetry or piccong, it's only repetitive nonsense that no one remembers after a very short time. They say that "change" is life but sometimes I think that some changes are not for the better.  If this ever comes out on CD or DVD - I will buy just so I can replay it and bask in the memories of a time when music was king in Trinidad.

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