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BRONX NEWS: CARIBBEAT: Calypso Rose bound for Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom


The hits just keep on coming for Caribbean music legend Calypso Rose, who will be touting a new album next week in a show at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan.


Tunes from Rose’s “So Calypso!” album — debuting May 25 on Because Music — and the release’s first single, “Calypso Blues,” will among featured new music to be performed April 24 at the ballroom, 431 W. 16th St.


The 12-track “So Calypso!” album is a collection of covers tunes and new “self-written” music.


The vibrant 77-year-old singer/songwriter was born Linda McCartha Monica Sandy-Lewis in the small village of Bethel on Tobago. From the tiny island, Rose went on to do big things musically — performing throughout the Caribbean and around the world since 1963.



Already popular in Europe, Rose recently has gained great fame in France. In 2015, popular French singer Manu Chao helped produce “Calypso Soundsystem feat. Calypso Rose, Queen of Calypso for 40 Years!” She was later honored with the 2017 World Music Album of the Year prize at the prestigious Les Victoires de la Musique French music award event.


Tickets range from .50 to 72.50 and VIP seating is available. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m.


Get tickets here.


Watch the video for Rose’s “Calypso Blues” single here.


‘SANCHO’ LEGEND ON STAGE


The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Pemberley Productions and the National Black Theatre present the stage production “Sancho: An Act of Remembrance” — the story of an African man who was born a slave and became an abolitionist, composer, and an 18th-century social satirist.


Paterson Joseph wrote, conceived and stars in the one-man show the life and amazing accomplishments of a man born on a slave ship.


Previews begin Wednesday and Thursday. Opening night is Friday, and “Sancho” can be seen through May 20. The National Black Theatre is at 2031 Fifth Ave. (National Black Theatre Way) and tickets range from to . For performance schedule and tickets, visit http://www.cthnyc.org


GAY SEX OK: T&T COURT


Centuries-old laws prohibiting same-sex relationships in Trinidad and Tobago were been declared unconstitutional last week, according to the Associated Press.


The nation’s attorney general vowed to appeal the last Thursday’s ruling by the High Court of Justice.


Human Rights Watch organization praised the ruling, calling it a win for all LGBT activists, including defendant Jason Jones, who challenged the laws and left the country after experiencing what he said was severe discrimination under the legislation, also known as the “buggery laws.”

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CARIBBEAT: Calypso Rose bound for Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom

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