Meet the extraordinary reluctant King of Calypso, Harry Belafonte. He’s been named by some as such because of the way he made Calypso music popular. His first album titled “Calypso” was number four on Billboard's "Top 100 Albums". Harry is also the first Black to win an Emmy w/ his first solo TV special, Tonight W/ Belafonte. "You are really responsible for the world in which you live". Harry Belafonte

(born March is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the

Harry Belafonte & Dorothy Dandridge

This picture ALWAYS gives me a vintage boner. O_O wisdomsmind: “ Carmen Jones Beautiful Movie Couple (Harry Belafonte & Dorothy Dandridge) ”

David Rudder - Calypso Music

From Timbuktu to Trinidad: British Library launches dazzling West Africa show

I think the crowning moment in my career as a performance poet was when I shared the stage with Mr.Harry Belafonte at eh 40th anniversary to the march on Washington. (10 years ago)

I think the crowning moment in my career as a performance poet was when I shared the stage with Mr.Harry Belafonte at eh anniversary to the march on Washington.

Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Charles Williams in an offstage moment from “Carmen Jones”. A very similar shot from this session appeared in the September 30, 1954 issue of Jet magazine. H/T to African Heritage City for sharing this iconic photo.

Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Charles Williams in an offstage moment from “Carmen Jones”. A very similar shot from this session appeared in the September 1954 issue of Jet magazine. H/T to African Heritage City for sharing.

Calypso music - good book

Calypso Song Book (Authentic Folk Music of the Caribbean) Traditional Words and Tune With Arrangements, Words and Music by William Attaway Illustrated by Bill Charmatz

Listen To Some Calypso Music From Maya Angelou, American Songwriter, Songwriting

Before she dazzled the world with the music of her words, Maya Angelou was a calypso dancer at The Purple Onion nightclub in San Francisco.

[I remember the calypso competitions in Guyana & other Caribbean countries/nations.There was a Caribbean-wide calypso competition. Lady Guymine sang Granny Fit at that competition. (FahmeenaOdetta)]

[I remember the calypso competitions in Guyana & other Caribbean countries/nations.There was a Caribbean-wide calypso competition. Lady Guymine sang Granny Fit at that competition.

Iggies St Thomas- beach bar and grille on the sand, steps away from the beach, Iggies has great food, Calypso music, limbo,dancers, & delicious Cruzan rum drinks. And try the famous Voodo Juice Cocktail.

Deal of the Week: Iggies Beach Bar Turns 21, But You Get All the Gifts!

Iggies St Thomas- beach bar and grille on the sand with delicious Cruzan rum drinks. Home of the famous Voodoo Juice Cocktail!

Calypso music history - pictured is Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

Calypso music history - pictured is Flag of Trinidad and Tobago

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