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TUCO Calypso Fiesta 2016 Winston "Gypsy" Peters #triniweglobal Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2016
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Much is being written about the reactions of fans to Gypsy at Calypso Fiesta in Skinner Park last Saturday. The consensus seems to be that the crowd's objection to Gypsy was solely political but I was present at the Fiesta and many of the persons with whom I interacted had very different reasons for their outrage.
One woman reminded me that Gypsy had once sung a calypso called "Ram it" about the rape of an East Indian woman, who, during the rape kept crying for her husband Ram. Her cries were misunderstood by her rapist who took this for encouragement and became more vicious in his attack. As a person who had witnessed the life-shattering effect of rape, the woman was revolted by the fact that anyone would trivialize rape enough to attempt to make a joke of the subject in calypso. She has despised Gypsy ever since.
Other persons present alleged that Gypsy had fathered several children with a few different women. This makes him the same kind of irresponsible, neglectful, absentee father that he claims is the root cause for the creation of the kind of "little black boys" of whom he sings. It is further alleged that at least two of his sons are in prison for criminal activity. He is therefore viewed as a self-hating hypocrite by men who are exemplary husbands and fathers. Gypsy should only sing his "black boy" songs while looking in a mirror.
Things are not always as they seem.
He should have stick to calypso and stay out of politics.
Gypsy is right on target again. His lyrics on this one is similar to the ever popular (Little Black Boy). Are the Blacks folks listening. I strongly believe that self respect within oneself and with the family has gone down considerably.Come on Black Man, straighten up. Listen to Gypsy's words and live the life as a true winner.
Beautiful song by Gypsy. Those jackarses waving the toilet paper are the same ones who support those calypsonians that have bankrupted the calypso tents by making Indians feel uncomfortable hence their exit with their money. Gypsy although he has renounced his membership with the UNC is still being treated horribly because of his former democratic political choice. Calypso Fiesta is really a PNM convention but look how stupid these toilet-waving PNM supporters look with the cancellation of their big fundraising PNM fete.They only know how to destroy not to build.
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