Rose Hailed as Living Legend

Caption: Veteran Calypsonian, Calypso Rose. (Photo courtesy

January 11, 2017: Tobagonian artistes came together last Saturday (January 7) to celebrate the Queen of Calypso. 

Several performers made appearances in tribute to Calypso Rose, including the Mighty Shadow, Adana, Fya Empress, Giselle Washington and Nicole Thomas.

At the event, Dr. Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus, Secretary of Community Development and Culture, hailed Calypso Rose as a “living legend” and “cultural ambassador”.

“Calypso Rose has to be admired for what she represents.  Someone who was not limited by gender when she won the first Calypso ‘King’ Competition in Trinidad, in evidently what we knew as a man’s world,” Dr Tsoiafatt-Angus said.

“In fact, that year, 1978, in honour of her they changed it from the King to the Calypso Monarch.”

The venue was then filled with the unmistakable voice of musical icon Calypso Rose, as hundreds of patrons tapped their toes and sang along during a tribute concert to celebrate her career of over five decades, at the Shaw Park Complex.



For further information please contact:

The Department of Information

Office of the Chief Secretary

Tobago House of Assembly




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Tobago House of Assembly


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