Spyro Gyra kicks off Jazz Season 2019

Above, the American smooth jazz band Spyro Gyra. PHOTO: Spyra Gyra A visit by American jazz giants Spyro Grya kicks off what has now come to be known as “Jazz Season” in Trinidad and Tobago. In this bonus episode of Talk ‘Bout Us, Franka speaks with Carl “Beaver” Henderson, promoter of the concert titled Sunset […]

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Shorty – The man who united a musical movement

 In this bonus episode of Talk ‘Bout Us, Franka speaks to children of the late musical pioneer Garfield Blackman, the man who created two musical genres in his lifetime. As Lord Shorty, the sexy, charismatic calypsonian, he is credited with inventing soca in the 1970s – which he originally called sokah. Soca music is […]