Calypso At Dirty Jims


Jean Michel Gibert | Trinidad & Tobago | 87 mins | 2005 | English | PG | The most famous calypso artists invite you to return to the roots of Caribbean music


Jean Michel Gibert | Trinidad & Tobago | 87 mins | 2005 | English | PG |

This film recaptures the glory of classic calypso in all of its splendour. Sparrow, Calypso Rose, Terror, Bomber, Superior and Relator are gathered around Syl Dopson’s orchestra on the scene at Dirty Jim’s Club, specially recreated for the film. Lively and touching, filled in the sidelines of Trinidad Carnival, this musical documentary provides a sensitive and original rendering of calypso, its culture and the legendary singers at Dirty Jim’s. Awards: Best Documentary, Cannes Film Festival; Jury Special Award, Vues d’Afrique Montreal Film Festival

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