Compilation album released in 1990 in Switzerland with European distribution, dedicated to Caribbean music, particularly the calypso, and interpreted by the 'Trinidad Steel Band' directed by Johnny Prospert with the style of the usual bands of this kind in Trinidad, where the metal drum gives them their trademark. The repertoire includes 14 songs absolutely classic in the genre, also sung by the group, including the inevitable 'Angelina', 'Day-O', 'Coconut Woman', 'Jump in the line', 'Rum and Coca-Cola 'or' Island in the sun ', so often recorded by the multiple bands in the country. Caribbean music, hot music, Latin music at last to enjoy over 50 minutes of recording.
Syncopation is the key to this distinctive folk-based world music. Bob Brozman shows you how to use fingerpicking and strumming patterns, moving bass lines, percussive strokes, licks, arpeggios, octave runs, triplets and Bob's "Gypsy in a can" riff to suit the emotional content of these songs. Working in a variety of keys, he details all these elements, plus a variety of rhythms including calypso, tango, samba, waltz, mazurka and Latin jazz.
Relator (real name Willard Harris) is one of Trinidad's finest calypsonians. He won the Calypso Monarch competition in 1980, an honor to which every calypsonian aspires, and is still considered one of the masters of the art form today. Relator is known for his amazing rhymes, and the dazzling phrasing he employs to sing his way through even the trickiest lyrics. Andy and Relator have been playing together for years, and decided to embark on the University of Calypso project in the spirit of the calypso pioneers of the 1950s. The collaboration was a real treat for both musicians. Andy assembled a group of Latin jazz all stars in New York, and invited maestro Paquito D'Rivera to join the ensemble.