Before she became ‘Macomere Fifi’, award-winning Calypso Queen, she was Tara Woods, Through charting Woods’ progression from church chorister to Caribbean folk singer to formidable character on the male-dominated Calypso scene, this documentary reveals the evolution and inspiration of calypso, Canadian-style.
Artist Profile: Eulith Tara Woods, Sobriquet – Macomere FiFi, was born in Tobago where she performed with folk art groups prior to migrating to Canada. Macomere FiFi came to Canada in 1982 and immediately started singing with La Petite Musicale of Toronto, an artistic group whose repertoire includes folk singing, Caribbean dance and theatrical productions. Her career in calypso singing started in 1998.
in association with Bravo! and Gayelle The Channel (Trinidad)
“We all have a heart, which is a drum, beating the rhythm of life…” Muhtadi, Master Drummer.
Heart Beat is a 13 x 1/2hr documentary series that profiles Canadian-Caribbean musicians and explores the hearts, minds and worlds of some of Canada‘s most dynamic musical creators.
Thirteen beautifully crafted point -of-view documentaries profiling artists like: Master drummer Muhtadi, World-beat band Kobo Town, Juno award-winning trumpeter Nick “Brownman” Ali, MOJAH, steel pannist and cultural activist Ian Jones, Cuban singer/songwriter Alex Cuba and Canada’s still unbeaten Calypso Queen Macomere Fifi, to name but a few.The series is created and produced by award-winning filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon, and directed with panache and passion by Lana Lovell, Safiya Randera, Paul Nguyen, Andrea Stewart, Justin Lovell, Mars Horodyski, and Alberto Suarez.
Grateful thanks to Steve Stober for allowing us to use the photo above of Muhtadi.