Price: $99.95

    Code: 1072

    Directed by Ola Balogun
    1997, 29 minutes

    This video, which documents one of the oldest cultural festivals in the Western Hemisphere, celebrates the vitality of calypso music today on the island of Barbados. It features some of the island's leading performers, discusses the origins of calypso music and its blending of Caribbean and African influences, traces the history of Barbados (including a celebrated 19th century slave rebellion), and displays the colorful and spectacular costumes which transform individual celebrants into walking parade floats.

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